26 August It Happened Today
1346 English forces defeat the French at the Battle of Crecy.
1740 Birth of French hot air balloon pioneer Joseph Michel Montgolfier.
1850 Death of French King Louis Philippe, the “Citizen King”.
1920 The US Legislature ratifies the 19th Amendment giving women the vote.
1930 Death of American horror movie actor Lon Chaney.
1958 Death of English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.