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|August 26th, 2003||Event||Columbia Accident Investigation Board releases its final reports on Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.|
|August 26th, 2002||Event||Earth Summit 2002 begins in Johannesburg, South Africa.|
|August 26th, 1999||Event||Michael Johnson breaks the 400 metres world record with a time of 43.18 seconds.|
|August 26th, 1997||Event||Beni-Ali massacre in Algeria; 60-100 people killed.|
|August 26th, 1996||Event||Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy|
|August 26th, 1988||Event||Merhan Karimi Nasseri arrives at Charles de Gaulle International Airport.|
|August 26th, 1987||Event||President Ronald Wilson Reagan proclaims September 11, 1987 as 9-1-1 Emergency Number Day.|
|August 26th, 1983||Event||Flooding destroys most of the old town of Bilbao, Spain.|
|August 26th, 1980||Event||John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey s Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada.|
|August 26th, 1978||Event||Papal conclave, 1978 (August): Pope John Paul I is elevated to the Papacy.|
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