On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1890

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • King Mwanga of Uganda signs contract with East Africa Company

Famous Birthdays

  • Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (d. 1992)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestHeinrich Schliemann

Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist who rediscovered Troy, dies of cholesteatoma at 86

Archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann
Heinrich Schliemann