What Happened on August 26, 1937

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Franco's troops conquer Santander

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Pumping to build Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay is finished

Famous Birthdays

  • Tom Heinsohn, NBA star/coach (Boston Celtics)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAndrew Mellon

Andrew Mellon, American banker (Mellon Bank), industrialist and Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32), dies at 82

Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon
Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury
Andrew Mellon