On This Day: August 26th
This is 239th day of the year and 127 days remain in the year.
Liberia was proclaimed an independent republic.
The 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote went into effect.
The first televised major league baseball game was televised: a double-header between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds.
August 26 BirthdaysRobert Walpole1676–1745, English statesman.
Albert Sabinphysician and microbiologist
Peggy Guggenheimart patron and collector
Antoine Laurent Lavoisierchemist
Mother TeresaRoman Catholic missionary