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On This Day: August 26th

This is 238th day of the year and 127 days remain in the year.

in history
1847
Liberia was proclaimed an independent republic.
1883
A massive volcanic eruption on the island of Krakatoa blew up most of the island and resulted in tsunamis that killed over 36,000 people.
1920
The 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote went into effect.
1939
The first televised major league baseball game was televised: a double-header between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds.
1974
Aviator Charles Lindbergh, the first man to fly solo, nonstop across the Atlantic, died.
1978
John Paul I became Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He died one month later.
August 26 BirthdaysRobert Walpole1676–1745, English statesman.
Albert Sabinphysician and microbiologist
Macaulay Culkinactor
Peggy Guggenheimart patron and collector
Antoine Laurent Lavoisierchemist
Julio Cortchemist
Mother TeresaRoman Catholic missionary



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