On This Day

What Happened on August 26, 2011

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • The 787 Dreamliner, Boeing's all-new composite airliner, receives certification from the EASA and the FAA

Famous Deaths

  • George Band, British mountaineer (b. 1929)
  • John McAleese, British SAS Trooper, Team leader during 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege (b. 1949)