26 July

26 July

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!

Global Celebrations

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

Historic Events

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.

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

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

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

1993: ELIZABETH GILLIES, American Actress

1964: SANDRA BULLOCK, American Actress

1973: KATE BECKINSALE, English Actress

1967: JASON STATHAM, English Actor

Heartbreaking Deaths


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