26th August

Events

A plane has crashed into the Mar Menor in Murcia, Spain2019 A plane has crashed into the Mar Menor in Murcia, Spain

2018 Chemnitz attack

2018 Jacksonville, USA mass shooting: 4 shot dead, 10+ wounded, 1 suspect dead

2017 Several people die in crash involving 2 lorries and minibus on M1 near Newport Pagnell

2016 Bus in Nepal plunges into river killing more than 20 passengers

Large explosion hits police checkpoint in Cizre, Turkey 2016 Large explosion hits police checkpoint in Cizre, Turkey

 Belgium's le Chalon sport center "half" gone after explosion 2016 Belgium's le Chalon sport center "half" gone after explosion

Fire at Dublin Airport 2015 Fire at Dublin Airport

2014 3 confirmed dead in UN helicopter crash in South Sudan

International Dog Day2004 International Dog Day

1999 Russia begins the Second Chechen War

1991 Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev promised that democatic national elections would be held

1978 Sigmund Jähn becomes first German cosmonaut, on board Soyuz 31

1966 The Namibian War of Independence starts with the battle at Omugulugwombashe

1959 British car manufacturers Austin & Morris launched the "Mini"

1942 The Holocaust in Chortkiav, German occupied western Ukraine

1892 112 men and boys were killed in an explosion at Parc Slip Colliery

The eruption of Krakatoa begins its final, paroxysmal, stage1883 The eruption of Krakatoa begins its final, paroxysmal, stage

1863 Battle of Sędziejowice

1789 The 'Declaration of the Rights of Man' was approved by the National Constituent Assembly of France

Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà1498 Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà

1466 A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered

The military supremacy of the English longbow over the French army was confirmed, with victory at the Battle of Crécy1346 The military supremacy of the English longbow over the French army was confirmed, with victory at the Battle of Crécy

1071 Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuq Turks defeat the Byzantine army at Manzikert

Britain was invaded by Roman forces under Julius Caesar55 Britain was invaded by Roman forces under Julius Caesar

Born

Kazimierz Socha1866 Kazimierz Socha (83 years old)

Jan Barbach1877 Jan Barbach (29 years old)

Marian Adamczak1913 Marian Adamczak (78 years old)

Pēteris Grāvelis1919 Pēteris Grāvelis (76 years old)

Valentīns Silamiķelis1924 Valentīns Silamiķelis (80 years old)

Died

Jan Cieciura1972 Jan Cieciura

Marianna Grabowska2002 Marianna Grabowska

Margrieta Auziņa2003 Margrieta Auziņa (79 years old)

Pauls Kalniņš1945 Pauls Kalniņš (73 years old)

Marianna Dziama2013 Marianna Dziama