Historical Events for 26th August 2018

1648 – People’s uprising against Anna of Austria and Cardinal Mazarin
1907 – Harry Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 seconds
1918 – W Smith and F Bacon’s “Lightnin'” premieres in NYC
1937 – Franco’s troops conquer Santander
1940 – Chad is the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France’s first black colonial governor.
1963 – W I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy
1972 – NY Cosmos beat St Louis Stars, 2-1 to win NASL championship
1974 – Soyuz 15 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3
1990 – Bo Jackson hits 4th of 4 consecutive HRs
2014 – Democratic Republic of Congo’s health ministry informs the WHO of an outbreak of Ebola; later confirmed as a different strain to that affecting west Africa

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