Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar page for the 26th of August 2019:
35th calendar week, 238th day of the year
127 days left until the end of the year
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Nameday: Gregor, Teresa
2018 - In Chemnitz, Saxony, hundreds of people are moving through the city center at the initiative of right-wing extremist groups. Videos show how foreign-looking people are attacked. The trigger is the violent death of a 35-year-old German with Cuban roots allegedly by asylum seekers.
2014 - Berlin's Governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit (SPD) surprisingly announces his resignation on 11 December 2014.
2004 - From the Wiehltal bridge near Gummersbach (North Rhine-Westphalia), a tanker truck burns down after being hit by a car and plunges 100 meters into the depths. The driver is killed. At the bridge creates a high loss of millions.
1991 - The first all-German Duden is presented after 40 years of the separate appearance in Leipzig.
1972 - Federal President Gustav Heinemann opens the XX. Summer Olympics.
1959 - Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the first US President to visit the Federal Republic of Germany.
1921 - Right-wing radicals murder the center politician Matthias Erzberger, who signed the ceasefire agreement in Compiègne in 1918 at the end of the First World War.
1909 - On a hike lasting several days, the teacher Richard Schirrmann gets into a storm with his class and can spend the night in a village school. He comes up with the idea of founding youth hostels.
1789 - The French National Assembly passes the Declaration of Human and Civil Rights.
1969 - Adrian Young (50), American musician, drummer of the US band No Doubt
1939 - Dagmar Koller (80), Austrian singer, dancer and actress (musicals like "My Fair Lady")
1934 - Paul Gauselmann (85), German entrepreneur, "machine king"
1913 - Boris Pahor (106), Slovenian writer ("Necropolis")
1819 - Prince Albert, British prince consort of German origin, husband of the British Queen Victoria 1840-1861, died 1861
2004 - Laura Branigan, American pop singer ("Self Control"), born. 1957
1944 - Hans Adam von Trott to Solz, German diplomat and resistance fighter, executed in Berlin-Plötzensee, born. 1909