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26 August

55BCE – England – Roman forces invaded. http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/julius-caesar%E2%80%99s-first-landing-Britain

887 – Japan – Earthquake, epicentre in Osaka, Shiga Gifu & Nagano, followed by tsunami.

1071 – Byzantine Armenia – Battle of Manzikert (Byzantine-Seljug Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Manzikert

1278 – Austria – Battle on the Marchfield. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_on_the_Marchfeld


1346 – France – Battle of Crécy (Hundred Years’ War). https://youtu.be/_WgsoOMsUSo http://www.britishbattles.com/100-years-war/crecy.htm

1444 – Switzerland – Battle of St. Jakob an dir Birs (Old Zürich War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_St._Jakob_an_der_Birs

1748 – America – Pennsylvania Ministerium founded in Philadelphia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_Ministerium

1778 – Slovenia – First recorded ascent of Triglav by Luka KorǏošec, Matija Kos, Štefan Rožič and Lovrenc Willomitzer. http://www.summitpost.org/triglav/150787

1789 – France – Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen approved by the National Assembly. http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Declaration_of_the_Rights_of_Man_and_of_the_Citizen.html

1814 – Chile – Battle of Las Tres Acequias (Chilean War of Independence). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Las_Tres_Acequias

1821 – Argentina – University of Buenos Aires officially opened. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Buenos_Aires

1914 – France – Battle of Le Cateau (WWI). http://www.britishbattles.com/firstww/battle-le-cateau.htm

1914 – Africa – German colony Togoland invaded by French and British forces (WWI).

1920 – USA – 19th Amendment takes effect, allowing women the right to vote. http://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/document.html?doc=13&title.raw=19th%20Amendment%20to%20the%20U.S.%20Constitution:%20Women’s%20Right%20to%20Vote

1921 – France – SNET plane crashed near Calais. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19210826-0

1942 – Ukraine – Jews deported from Chortniav to Belzec, 500 killed on the spot.

1966 – Namibia – Namibia War of Independence started with Battle of Omugulugwombashe. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omugulugwombashe

1970 – USA – Women’s Strike for Equality. http://womenshistory.about.com/od/feminism/a/strike_for_equality.htm


1972 – West Germany – XX Summer Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Munich. Munich. https://youtu.be/TRZafGVuR0Q http://www.olympic.org/munich-1972-summer-Olympics

1977 – Canada – Charter of the French Language adopted by National Assembly of Quebec.

1978 – Rome – Cardinal Albino Luciano became Pope John Paul I. http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_i/index.htm

1978 – USSR – Soyuz 31 launched. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_31

1997 – Algeria – Beni-Ali massacre, 60-100 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beni_Ali_massacre

1999 – Russia – Second Chechen War began (Chechen-Russian Conflict). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Chechen_War

York

1285 – Archbishop William Wickwane died, whilst in Burgundy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_de_Wickwane

1685 – A large porpoise was found in River Ouse at Clifton Ings.

1802 – James Roberts, Wiliam Barker and William Jackson were executed at gallows behind Castle Walls.

http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf

1823 – The Duke of Sussex presented with Freedom of the City.