On This Day In History, 26 August


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World Events Today

  • The Adams Power Plant Transformer House at Niagara Falls, New York, went into operation today in 1895, it operated until 1961
  • Burger King agreed to buy Tim Hortons today in 2014, the agreed price, 11.4 billion US dollars
  • The G7 leaders agreed to spend 20 million US Dollars today in 2019, it was to help fight the out of control wildfires in the Amazon

Entertainment Events Today

  • Elijah, the oratorio by Felix Mendelssohn, premiered at Birmingham Town Hall in England today in 1846
  • The 20th Summer Olympic Games opened in Munich, West Germany, today in 1972
  • The American family drama television series 7th Heaven, aired for the first time today in 1996

Family Events Today

  • Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of Great Britain, was born today in 1676 in Norfolk
  • Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu, better known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta or Mother Teresa, who received a Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, was born today in 1910
  • The American actor Macaulay Culkin, who starred in the Home Alone movies, was born today in 1980

Main Event Today

  • The Mini, one of the most popular British cars ever made, was officially unveiled to the public today in 1959

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Cherry Popsicle Day

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