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.

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