What happened this day in history July 26

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 207th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 13, 2021 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 452,016 hours 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 ‘dihectaheptagon’ 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 190 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 3,139 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 26 Historical Events

  • 1469
    Wars of the Roses: the Battle of Edgecote Moor pitting the forces of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick against those of Edward IV of England takes place.
  • 1803
    The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world’s first public railway, opens in south London.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Morgan’s Raid ends – At Salineville, Ohio, Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and 360 of his volunteers are captured by Union forces.
  • 1882
    Premiere of Richard Wagner’s opera Parsifal at Bayreuth.
  • 1945
    The Potsdam Declaration is signed in Potsdam, Germany.
  • 1945
    The US Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with parts of the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development votes to admit Japan.
  • 2005
    Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days.

Who were born on July 26?

  • 1739
    George Clinton, American politician, 1st Governor of New York, and 4th Vice President of the United States (d. 1812)
  • 1829
    Auguste Marie François Beernaert, Belgian statesman, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (d. 1912)
  • 1914
    Erskine Hawkins, American trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1993)
  • 1919
    Virginia Gilmore, American actress (d. 1986)
  • 1926
    James Best, American actor
  • 1939
    Bob Lilly, American football player
  • 1948
    Herbert Wiesinger, German pairs skater
  • 1953
    Edie Mirman, American voice actress
  • 1957
    Yuen Biao, Hong Kong actor
  • 1973
    Chris Pirillo, American TV host and blogger

Who died on July 26?

  • 1680
    John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English writer (b. 1647)
  • 1712
    Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds, English statesman (b. 1631)
  • 1919
    Sir Edward Poynter, British painter (b. 1836)
  • 1925
    Gottlob Frege, German mathematician and logician (b. 1848)
  • 1934
    Winsor McCay, American cartoonist (b. 1871)
  • 1976
    Stefanos Natsinas, Greek politician (b. 1910)
  • 1993
    Matthew Ridgway, American army general (b. 1895)
  • 1994
    Christy Henrich, American gymnast (b. 1972)
  • 1994
    Tonia Marketaki, Greek film director and screenwriter (b. 1942)
  • 2005
    Gilles Marotte, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1945)

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