Template:On this day/26 August
- 1768 – Caiptain James Cook sets sail frae Ingland on buird HMS Endeavour.
- 1791 – John Fitch is grantit a Unitit States patent for the steamboat.
- 1883 – The 1883 eruption o Krakatoa begins its final, paroxysmal, stage. (picturt)
- 1920 – The 19t amendment tae Unitit States Constitution taks effect, giein weemen the richt tae vote.
- 1944 – Warld War II: Charles de Gaulle enters Paris.
Prince Albert (b. 1819) · Mither Teresa (b. 1910) · Chris Pine (b. 1980)