26 July

26 July

July 26 is the 207th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 158 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 26th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

July 26 is the 207th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 158 days remain until the end of the year.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 26th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Aunt and Uncle Day
  • National All or Nothing Day
  • National Coffee Milkshake Day
  • One Voice Day
  • Kargil Victory Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – July 26

2018: Albert Einstein’s theory of gravitational redshift was proven after a telescope in Chile observed a black hole.

2017: President Donald Trump banned transgender persons from joining the US military.

1990: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is signed into law

The law banned discrimination based on disability.

1965: Independence of Maldives

The Indian Ocean Island nation gained independence after 78 years of British rule.

1963 Syncom 2, the world’s first geosynchronous communications satellite is launched

Part of NASA’s Syncom program, it was responsible for transmitting the first TV signal from a geosynchronous satellite, a manmade satellite whose orbital period around the Earth matches the Earth’s rotation.

1947: President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act. Truman signed the bill while flying a US Air Force-owned C-54 aircraft.

1945: Potsdam Declaration is signedAlso known as the Proclamation Defining Terms for Japanese Surrender, the declaration signed by the US, UK and China, detailed the terms of surrender for Japan after World War II.

1945: Winston Churchill resigned as the British Prime Minister when his Labor Party was voted out of power.

1847: The country of Liberia is founded

This west African state was founded primarily by freed slaves from the United States. The Liberian constitution was based on the US’s constitution and the capital, Monrovia, is named after James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States.

1882: The opera “Parsifal” by Richard Wagner premiered in Bayreuth, Germany.

1882: The opera “Parsifal” by Richard Wagner premiered in Bayreuth, Germany.

1788: New York became the 11th state to join the United States of America.

1775: The US Postal Service was founded during the Second Continental Congress. Their first Postmaster General was Benjamin Franklin.

1755: Italian adventurer and author Giacomo Casanova was arrested in Venice for his offensive remarks on religion.

1755: Italian adventurer and author Giacomo Casanova was arrested in Venice for his offensive remarks on religion.

1529: Francisco Pizarro became the Governor of Castile, which is a historic area of modern-day Peru.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, July 26

1993: ELIZABETH GILLIES, American Actress

1964: SANDRA BULLOCK, American Actress

1973: KATE BECKINSALE, English Actress

1967: JASON STATHAM, English Actor

1943: Mick Jagger, English singer-songwriter, producer, actor

1928: Stanley Kubrick, American director

1894: Aldous Huxley, English author

1875: Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist

1856: George Bernard Shaw, Irish writer, Nobel Prize laureate

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, July 26

1995: George W. Romney, American businessman, politician

1952: Eva Perón, Argentinian actress, 25th First Lady of Argentina

1925: William Jennings Bryan, American politician, 41st United States Secretary of State

1863: Sam Houston, American soldier, politician, 1st President of the Republic of Texas

796: Offa of Mercia


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