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What are the important events that happened on July 26? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 26: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 26 is the 208th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 13, 2016 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,469,491,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaoctagon’ day.

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Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 186 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,313 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 26 Historical Events

  • 1936
    The Axis Powers decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1948
    U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs Executive Order 9981 desegregating the military of the United States.
  • 1952
    King Farouk of Egypt abdicates in favor of his son Fuad.
  • 1963
    Syncom 2, the world’s first geosynchronous satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta B booster.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: South Vietnamese opposition leader Trương Đình Dzũ is sentenced to five years hard labor for advocating the formation of a coalition government as a way to move toward an end to the war.

Who were born on July 26?

  • 1842
    Alfred Marshall, neoclassical economist (d. 1924)
  • 1928
    Stanley Kubrick, American film director (d. 1999)
  • 1940
    Bobby Rousseau, Quebec ice hockey player
  • 1948
    Herbert Wiesinger, German pairs skater
  • 1949
    Thaksin Shinawatra, 23rd Prime Minister of Thailand

Who died on July 26?

  • 342
    Jin Chengdi, Chinese emperor (b. 321)
  • 1380
    Emperor Komyo of Japan (b. 1322)
  • 1712
    Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds, English statesman (b. 1631)
  • 1932
    Fred Duesenberg German-born American automotive pioneer (b. 1876)
  • 1984
    Ed Gein, American serial killer (b. 1906)

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