What Happened on August 26

Historical Events

  • 1346 Battle of Crécy, south of Calais in northern France; Edward III's English longbows defeat Philip VI's army, cannons used for first time in battle
  • 1541 Turkish Sultan Suleiman occupies Buda and annexes Hungary
  • 1924 The Catastrophe of Smyrna: known as the Asia Minor Catastrophe to Greeks. The Ottoman army expels Greeks and other non-Turks from Asia Minor. (August 13 OS)
  • 1945 Japanese diplomats board USS Missouri to receive instructions on Japan's surrender at the end of WWII
  • 1959 British Motor Corporation introduced the Morris Mini-Minor, designed by Alec Issigonis it was only 10 ft long but seated 4 passengers
  • 1996 US President Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in welfare policy
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Did You Know?

Harry Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 seconds

On August 26, 1907

Famous Weddings

  • 1926 Poet Arna Bontemps (24) weds fellow Seventh-Day Adventist Alberta Johnson
  • 1965 Mobster and nbi informant Henry Hill (22) weds Karen Friedman in North Carolina
  • 2006 "Days of our Lives" actor Billy Warlock (45) weds actress Julie Pinson in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2006 2004 X-Factor winner Steve Brookstein (37) weds jazz musician Eileen Hunter at King's College Chapel in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 2012 "The Campaign" actress Kate Lang Johnson (28) weds musician Justin Miner at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes, California

Famous Divorces

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