Historical Events for 26th August 2019

1278 – Battle of Marchfeld: Rudolf of Habsburg defeats Ottokar II
1641 – West India Company conquers Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola
1791 – John Fitch granted US patent for his working steamboat
1846 – Felix Mendelssohn’s oratorio “Elijah” premieres at the Birmingham Festival in England
1903 – US National Championship Men’s Tennis, Newport, RI: Englishman Laurence Doherty beats American defending champion William Larned 6-0, 6-3, 10-8; first non-American champion
1938 – British leaders and Arabians fight in Palestine
1942 – Transport #24 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1944 – Bulgaria announces withdrawal and German troops are to be disarmed
1961 – Official International Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto
2006 – New Zealand retain Tri Nations Rugby Series with 45-26 win over South Africa in Pretoria; All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter lands 4 penalties and 4 conversions

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