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  • France
    Sunday Aug 26, 1792

    George Washington

    The National Assembly of France granted Washington honorary French citizenship

    France
    Sunday Aug 26, 1792

    The National Assembly of France granted Washington honorary French citizenship on August 26, 1792, during the early stages of the French Revolution.




  • Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony (Present Day Germany)
    Thursday Aug 26, 1813

    Napoleon

    Battle of Dresden

    Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony (Present Day Germany)
    Thursday Aug 26, 1813

    There was a lull in fighting over the winter of 1812–13 while both the Russians and the French rebuilt their forces; Napoleon was able to field 350,000 troops. Heartened by France's loss in Russia, Prussia joined with Austria, Sweden, Russia, Great Britain, Spain, and Portugal in a new coalition. Napoleon assumed command in Germany and inflicted a series of defeats on the Coalition (Austria, Russia and Prussia) culminating in the Battle of Dresden in August 1813.




  • Indonesia
    Sunday Aug 26, 1883

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1883 Eruption of Krakatoa

    Indonesia
    Sunday Aug 26, 1883

    The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa (Indonesian: Krakatau ) in the Sunda Strait began on the afternoon of Sunday, 26 August 1883, and peaked on the late morning of Monday, 27 August 1883, when over 70% of the island of Krakatoa and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed into a caldera. At least 36,417 deaths are attributed to the eruption and the tsunamis it created.




  • South Africa
    Sunday Aug 26, 1900

    Second Boer War

    Broke the last defensive position

    South Africa
    Sunday Aug 26, 1900

    The set-piece period of the war now largely gave way to a mobile guerrilla war, but one final operation remained. President Kruger and what remained of the Transvaal government had retreated to eastern Transvaal. Roberts, joined by troops from Natal under Buller, advanced against them, and broke their last defensive position at Bergendal on 26 August.




  • Üsküp, Kosovo Vilayet, Ottoman Empire (present-day Skopje, North Macedonia)
    Friday Aug 26, 1910

    Mother Teresa

    Birth

    Üsküp, Kosovo Vilayet, Ottoman Empire (present-day Skopje, North Macedonia)
    Friday Aug 26, 1910

    Teresa was born Anjezë Gonxhe (or Gonxha) Bojaxhiu; on 26 August 1910 into a Kosovar Albanian family in Skopje (now the capital of North Macedonia), Ottoman Empire. She was baptized in Skopje, the day after her birth. She later considered 27 August, the day she was baptised, her "true birthday".




  • Paris, France
    Saturday Aug 26, 1944

    World War II

    Paris is free

    Paris, France
    Saturday Aug 26, 1944

    Paris was liberated on 25 August by the local resistance assisted by the Free French Forces, both led by General Charles de Gaulle.




  • Algeria
    Monday Aug 26, 1957

    Algerian War

    Intelligence gained by Colonel Godard's operatives

    Algeria
    Monday Aug 26, 1957

    On 26 August following intelligence gained by Colonel Godard's operatives, the 3e RPC raided a house in the Impasse Saint-Vincent where Yacef's new bomb-maker and deputy were believed to be hiding. After suffering several casualties trying to capture the two alive, both men were eventually killed.


  • Berlin, East Germany, Germany
    Saturday Aug 26, 1961

    Berlin Wall

    Crossing points Closed

    Berlin, East Germany, Germany
    Saturday Aug 26, 1961

    West Berliners initially could not visit East Berlin or East Germany at all – all crossing points were closed to them between 26 August 1961 and 17 December 1963.


  • Iran
    Saturday Aug 26, 1978

    Iranian Revolution

    Appointment of Jafar Sharif-Emami as prime minister

    Iran
    Saturday Aug 26, 1978

    The Shah increasingly felt that he was losing control of the situation and hoped to regain it through complete appeasement. He decided to appoint Jafar Sharif-Emami to the post of prime minister, himself a veteran prime minister. Emami was chosen due to his family ties to the clergy, but he had a reputation of corruption during his previous premiership. Under the Shah's guidance, Sharif-Emami effectively began a policy of "appeasing the opposition's demands before they even made them".


  • Philippines
    Sunday Aug 26, 1984

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Typhoon Ike

    Philippines
    Sunday Aug 26, 1984

    Typhoon Ike was the second deadliest tropical cyclone in the 20th century in the Philippines, where it was known as Typhoon Nitang. Overall, 1,426 people were killed as a result of the typhoon in the archipelago. At the time, Ike was the deadliest typhoon to hit the country during the 20th century, surpassing the previous record of Typhoon Amy in 1951. A total of 1,856 people were injured. Furthermore, 142,653 homes were damaged and 108,219 others were destroyed.


  • Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Aug 26, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    Russia acknowledged bombing raids in Chechnya

    Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Aug 26, 1999

    On 26 August 1999, Russia acknowledged bombing raids in Chechnya.


  • Mississippi coast, U.S.
    Friday Aug 26, 2005

    Hurricane Katrina

    The National Hurricane Center

    Mississippi coast, U.S.
    Friday Aug 26, 2005

    On the afternoon of August 26, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) realized that Katrina had yet to make the turn toward the Florida Panhandle and ended up revising the predicted track of the storm from the panhandle to the Mississippi coast.


  • Piazzale Angelo Moratti, Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
    Saturday Aug 26, 2006

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Ibrahimović Made His debut For Inter

    Piazzale Angelo Moratti, Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
    Saturday Aug 26, 2006

    Ibrahimović made his debut for Inter on 26 August 2006 against Roma in the 2006 Supercoppa Italiana, playing the full 90 minutes as Inter won after extra time.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Aug 26, 2006

    Amazon

    Amazon launches Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

    U.S.
    Saturday Aug 26, 2006

    Amazon launches Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), a virtual site farm allowing users to use the Amazon infrastructure to run applications ranging from running simulations to web hosting.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Saturday Aug 26, 2006

    Diego Maradona

    Maradona was quitting his position in the club Boca Juniors

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Saturday Aug 26, 2006

    On 26 August 2006, it was announced that Maradona was quitting his position in the club Boca Juniors because of disagreements with the AFA, who selected Alfio Basile to be the new coach of the Argentina national team.


  • Italy
    Friday Aug 26, 2011

    Ciro Immobile

    First goal for Pescara

    Italy
    Friday Aug 26, 2011

    He scored his first goal for the club on 26 August during his debut for Pescara in the first league match against Hellas Verona.


  • France
    Tuesday Aug 26, 2014

    Emmanuel Macron

    A Minister

    France
    Tuesday Aug 26, 2014

    He was appointed as the Minister of Economy and Finance in the second Valls Cabinet on 26 August 2014, replacing Arnaud Montebourg.


  • San Bruno, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 26, 2015

    YouTube

    YouTube Gaming

    San Bruno, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 26, 2015

    Later on August 26, 2015, YouTube launched YouTube Gaming—a video gaming-oriented vertical and app for videos and live streaming, intended to compete with the Amazon.com-owned Twitch.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 26, 2015

    Amazon

    Amazon launches Amazon Underground

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 26, 2015

    Amazon launches Amazon Underground, an Android app through which users can get gaming and other apps for free that they would otherwise have to pay for, and also get in-app purchases for free. App creator participation is voluntary. App creators are paid $0.002 for every minute a user spends in the app.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Wednesday Aug 26, 2020

    Lionel Messi

    "build a team around the most important player in the world"

    Barcelona, Spain
    Wednesday Aug 26, 2020

    On August 26, Barcelona's sporting director Ramon Planes iterated the club's desire to "build a team around the most important player in the world" and affirmed Messi will only be able to leave should a buyer pay his €700 million buyout clause; a reported early termination option available in Messi's contract (which would have allowed him to leave the club for free) could only be exercised if he had communicated his decision to Barcelona by 31 May 2020, although the player's representatives argued the deadline should be set to 31 August, due to the adjourned 2019–20 season. On 30 August, La Liga issued a statement stating Messi's contract and buyout clause are still active.


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