August 26, 2016
Today is 239th day of the year
128 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1740 - "Joseph Montgolfier, With his brother invented the hot air balloon"
  • 1819 - "Prince Albert, Consort to Queen Victoria"
  • 1875 - "John Buchan, Scottish author of 'The Thirty Nine Steps'"
  • 1941 - "Malcolm Pyrah, British showjumper"
  • 1944 - HRH The Duke of Gloucester
  • 1948 - "Steve Wright, Radio One DJ"
  • 1952 - "Meryl Hampton, Actress whose appearances include 'Crossroads'"
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events today

  • 1346 - The Battle of Crecy took place between English and French forces
  • 1906 - German police discovered a bomb making factory run by Russians in Hamburg
  • 1920 - Women in United States of America were given the right to vote
  • 1936 - The first high definition television pictures were transmitted by the BBC
  • 1940 - The RAF bombed the German city of Berlin for the first time
  • 1959 - "The Radio Show opened at Earls Court in London, with the appearance of some of the first 'transistor' radios"
  • 1972 - "Sir Francis Chichester, the round the World yachtsman, died"
  • 1981 - "Voyager made its closest approach to the planet Saturn, enroute to Uranus"
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