Today in History - August 26
Thursday, Aug 26 2010 by kjfitz
1942 – Holocaust in Chortkiv, western Ukraine: At 2.30 am the German Schutzpolizei starts driving Jews out of their houses, divides them into groups of 120, packs them in freight cars and deports 2000 to Belzec death camp. 500 of the sick and children murdered on the spot.
1883 – The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa begins its final, paroxysmal, stage.