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July 26th, 2007 (July 26 2007)DeathLars Forssell, Swedish writer, member of the Swedish Academy (born in 1928)
July 26th, 2007 (July 26 2007)DeathJohn Normington, English actor (born in 1937)
July 26th, 2007 (July 26 2007)DeathSkip Prosser, American basketball coach (born in 1950)
July 26th, 2006 (July 26 2006)EventMumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days.
July 26th, 2005 (July 26 2005)EventSpace Shuttle program: STS-114 MissionLaunch of Discovery, NASA s first scheduled flight mission after the Columbia Disaster in 2003.
July 26th, 2005 (July 26 2005)DeathBetty Astell, British actress (born in 1912)
July 26th, 2005 (July 26 2005)DeathAlexander Golitzen, American art director (born in 1908)
July 26th, 2005 (July 26 2005)DeathJack Hirshleifer, American economist (born in 1925)
July 26th, 2005 (July 26 2005)DeathGilles Marotte, Canadian ice hockey player (born in 1945)
July 26th, 2001 (July 26 2001)DeathRex Barber, American WWII aviator (born in 1917)
July 26th, 2001 (July 26 2001)DeathPeter von Zahn, German journalist (born in 1913)
July 26th, 2000 (July 26 2000)DeathJohn Tukey, American statistician (born in 1915)
July 26th, 1995 (July 26 1995)DeathLaurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist (born in 1917)
July 26th, 1995 (July 26 1995)DeathRaymond Mailloux, Quebec politician (born in 1918)
July 26th, 1995 (July 26 1995)DeathGeorge Romney, American businessman and politician (born in 1907)
July 26th, 1994 (July 26 1994)EventRussian President Boris Yeltsin orders the removal of Russian troops from Estonia.Boris Yeltsin Quotes
July 26th, 1993 (July 26 1993)BirthTaylor Momsen, American actress
July 26th, 1993 (July 26 1993)DeathMatthew Ridgeway, American army general (born in 1895)
July 26th, 1992 (July 26 1992)DeathMary Wells, American singer (born in 1943)
July 26th, 1990 (July 26 1990)EventThe Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush.George H. W. Bush Quotes
July 26th, 1990 (July 26 1990)DeathBrent Mydland, American keyboardist (Grateful Dead) (born in 1952)
July 26th, 1989 (July 26 1989)EventA federal grand jury indicts Cornell University student Robert T. Morris, Jr. for releasing the Morris worm, thus becoming the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
July 26th, 1988 (July 26 1988)BirthLara Jean Marshall, Australian actress
July 26th, 1988 (July 26 1988)DeathFazlur Rahman, Pakistani scholar (born in 1919)
July 26th, 1987 (July 26 1987)BirthMiriam McDonald, Canadian actress
July 26th, 1986 (July 26 1986)DeathAverell Harriman, American diplomat (born in 1891)
July 26th, 1985 (July 26 1985)BirthGael Clichy, French footballer
July 26th, 1985 (July 26 1985)BirthAudrey De Montigny, Quebec singer
July 26th, 1984 (July 26 1984)DeathGeorge Gallup, American statistician and opinion pollster (born in 1901)George Gallup Quotes
July 26th, 1984 (July 26 1984)DeathEd Gein, American serial killer (born in 1906)
July 26th, 1983 (July 26 1983)BirthDelonte West, American basketball player
July 26th, 1983 (July 26 1983)BirthRoderick Strong, American professional wrestler
July 26th, 1982 (July 26 1982)BirthChez Starbuck, American actor
July 26th, 1981 (July 26 1981)BirthAbe Forsythe, Australian actor/director
July 26th, 1980 (July 26 1980)BirthDave Baksh, Canadian guitarist (Sum 41)
July 26th, 1980 (July 26 1980)BirthLee Dong-gun, South Korean actor
July 26th, 1980 (July 26 1980)DeathIbn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (born in 1928)
July 26th, 1979 (July 26 1979)BirthPeter Sarno, Canadian ice hockey player
July 26th, 1979 (July 26 1979)BirthErik Westrum, American ice hockey player
July 26th, 1977 (July 26 1977)EventThe National Assembly of Quebec imposes the use of French as the official language of the provincial government.
July 26th, 1977 (July 26 1977)BirthMartin Laursen, Danish footballer
July 26th, 1977 (July 26 1977)BirthRebecca St. James, Australian-born singer
July 26th, 1976 (July 26 1976)BirthBrad Wilkins, American architect
July 26th, 1975 (July 26 1975)EventFormation of a military triumvirate in Portugal.
July 26th, 1975 (July 26 1975)BirthJoe Smith, American basketball player
July 26th, 1974 (July 26 1974)EventGreek Prime Minister Constantin Caramanlis forms the country s first civil government after seven years of military rule.
July 26th, 1974 (July 26 1974)BirthDean Sturridge, English Footballer
July 26th, 1974 (July 26 1974)BirthDaniel Negreanu, Canadian poker player
July 26th, 1974 (July 26 1974)BirthDan Konopka, American musician (OK Go)
July 26th, 1973 (July 26 1973)BirthKate Beckinsale, British actress
July 26th, 1973 (July 26 1973)BirthLenka Sarounova, Czech astronomer
July 26th, 1971 (July 26 1971)EventApollo Program: Apollo 15 MissionLaunch of Apollo 15.
July 26th, 1971 (July 26 1971)DeathDiane Arbus, American photographer (suicide) (born in 1923)
July 26th, 1970 (July 26 1970)BirthJoan Wasser, American singer and musician
July 26th, 1970 (July 26 1970)DeathRobert Taschereau, French Canadian lawyer and Chief Justice of Canada (born in 1896)
July 26th, 1969 (July 26 1969)DeathFrank Loesser, American composer (born in 1910)
July 26th, 1968 (July 26 1968)EventVietnam War: South Vietnamese opposition leader Truong Dinh Dzu 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.
July 26th, 1968 (July 26 1968)BirthOlivia Williams, English actress
July 26th, 1967 (July 26 1967)BirthTim Schafer, American computer game designer
July 26th, 1966 (July 26 1966)EventLord Gardiner issues the Practice Statement in the House of Lords stating that the House is not bound to follow its own previous precedent.
July 26th, 1965 (July 26 1965)EventFull independence was granted to the Maldives.
July 26th, 1965 (July 26 1965)BirthJeremy Piven, American actor
July 26th, 1965 (July 26 1965)BirthJim Lindberg, American musician (Pennywise)
July 26th, 1964 (July 26 1964)BirthSandra Bullock, American actressSandra Bullock Quotes
July 26th, 1964 (July 26 1964)BirthRalf Metzenmacher, German painter and designer
July 26th, 1964 (July 26 1964)BirthDanny Woodburn, American actor
July 26th, 1964 (July 26 1964)DeathFrancis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (born in 1884)
July 26th, 1963 (July 26 1963)EventSyncom 2, the world s first geosynchronous satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta B booster.
July 26th, 1963 (July 26 1963)EventEarthquake in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia (formerly part of Yugoslavia)1100 dead
July 26th, 1963 (July 26 1963)EventThe Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development votes to admit Japan.
July 26th, 1961 (July 26 1961)BirthGary Cherone, American musician (Extreme)
July 26th, 1961 (July 26 1961)BirthAndy Connell, English musician (Swing Out Sister, A Certain Ratio)
July 26th, 1961 (July 26 1961)BirthKeiko Matsui, Japanese musician and composer
July 26th, 1961 (July 26 1961)BirthDimitris Saravakos, Greek footballer
July 26th, 1960 (July 26 1960)DeathMaud Menten, Canadian biochemist (born in 1879)
July 26th, 1960 (July 26 1960)DeathCedric Gibbons, American art director (born in 1893)
July 26th, 1959 (July 26 1959)BirthRick Bragg, American writer
July 26th, 1959 (July 26 1959)BirthKevin Spacey, American actor
July 26th, 1959 (July 26 1959)BirthMichael Ross, American serial killer (died in 2005)
July 26th, 1958 (July 26 1958)EventExplorer program: Explorer 4 is launched.
July 26th, 1957 (July 26 1957)EventCarlos Castillo Armas, dictator of Guatemala, is assassinated
July 26th, 1957 (July 26 1957)BirthNana Visitor, American actress
July 26th, 1957 (July 26 1957)BirthYuen Biao, Hong Kong actor
July 26th, 1957 (July 26 1957)BirthHart Hanson, American television writer and producer
July 26th, 1956 (July 26 1956)EventFollowing the World Bank s decline to fund building the Aswan High Dam, Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal sparking international condemnation.
July 26th, 1956 (July 26 1956)BirthDorothy Hamill, American figure skater
July 26th, 1954 (July 26 1954)BirthVitas Gerulaitis, American tennis player (died in 1994)
July 26th, 1953 (July 26 1953)EventFidel Castro leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution.Fidel Castro Quotes
July 26th, 1953 (July 26 1953)EventArizona Governor John Howard Pyle orders an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Short Creek, Arizona, which becomes known as the Short Creek Raid.
July 26th, 1953 (July 26 1953)BirthRobert Phillips, classical guitarist
July 26th, 1953 (July 26 1953)DeathNikolaos Plastiras, Greek general and politician (born in 1883)
July 26th, 1952 (July 26 1952)EventKing Farouk of Egypt abdicates in favor of his son Fuad.
July 26th, 1952 (July 26 1952)DeathEva Peron, First Lady of Argentina and wife of Argentine President Juan Peron (born in 1919)
July 26th, 1951 (July 26 1951)BirthRick Martin, Canadian ice hockey player
July 26th, 1950 (July 26 1950)BirthSusan George, English actress
July 26th, 1950 (July 26 1950)BirthNelinho, Brazilian footballer
July 26th, 1950 (July 26 1950)BirthRich Vogler, American race car driver (died in 1990)
July 26th, 1949 (July 26 1949)BirthRoger Taylor, English musician (Queen)
July 26th, 1949 (July 26 1949)BirthThaksin Shinawatra, ex-Prime Minister of Thailand
July 26th, 1948 (July 26 1948)EventU.S. President Harry S. Truman signs Executive Order 9981 desegregating the military of the United States.Harry S. Truman Quotes
July 26th, 1947 (July 26 1947)EventCold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act into United States law creating the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council.Harry S. Truman Quotes
July 26th, 1946 (July 26 1946)EventAloha Airlines began service from Honolulu International Airport
July 26th, 1945 (July 26 1945)EventThe Labour Party wins the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, removing Winston Churchill from power.Winston Churchill Quotes
July 26th, 1945 (July 26 1945)EventThe Potsdam Declaration is signed in Potsdam, Germany.
July 26th, 1945 (July 26 1945)EventThe US Navy cruiser Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
July 26th, 1945 (July 26 1945)BirthHelen Mirren, English actress
July 26th, 1944 (July 26 1944)EventWorld War II: Soviet army enters Lviv, major city of western Ukraine, liberating it from the Nazis. Only 300 Jewish survivors left, out of 160,000 Jews in Lviv prior to Nazi occupation.
July 26th, 1944 (July 26 1944)EventThe first German V-2 rocket hits Great Britain.
July 26th, 1944 (July 26 1944)BirthKiel Martin, American actor (died in 1990)
July 26th, 1943 (July 26 1943)BirthPeter Hyams, American film director
July 26th, 1943 (July 26 1943)BirthMick Jagger, English singer (The Rolling Stones)Mick Jagger Quotes
July 26th, 1942 (July 26 1942)BirthVladimir Meciar, Slovak prime minister
July 26th, 1942 (July 26 1942)BirthTeddy Pilette, Belgian racing driver
July 26th, 1942 (July 26 1942)DeathRoberto Arlt, Argentinian writer (born in 1900)
July 26th, 1941 (July 26 1941)EventWorld War II: In response to the Japanese occupation of French Indo-China, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the seizure of all Japanese assets in the United States.
July 26th, 1941 (July 26 1941)BirthBobby Hebb, American musician
July 26th, 1941 (July 26 1941)BirthBrenton Wood, American singer-songwriter
July 26th, 1941 (July 26 1941)DeathHenri Lebesgue, French mathematician (born in 1875)
July 26th, 1940 (July 26 1940)BirthDobie Gray, American singer
July 26th, 1940 (July 26 1940)BirthMary Jo Kopechne, American aide to Robert F. Kennedy (died in 1969)Robert F. Kennedy Quotes
July 26th, 1940 (July 26 1940)BirthBobby Rousseau, Quebec ice hockey player
July 26th, 1940 (July 26 1940)BirthTolis Voskopoulos, Greek singer
July 26th, 1939 (July 26 1939)BirthJohn Howard, 25th Prime Minister of Australia
July 26th, 1939 (July 26 1939)BirthBob Lilly, American football player
July 26th, 1938 (July 26 1938)BirthDarlene Love, American singer
July 26th, 1937 (July 26 1937)EventEnd of the Battle of Brunete in the Spanish Civil War.
July 26th, 1936 (July 26 1936)EventThe Axis Powers decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War.
July 26th, 1936 (July 26 1936)BirthMary Millar, English actress (died in 1998)
July 26th, 1935 (July 26 1935)DeathWinsor McCay, American cartoonist (born in 1871)
July 26th, 1934 (July 26 1934)EventAssassination of Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss.
July 26th, 1932 (July 26 1932)DeathFrederick S. Duesenberg automotive pioneer (born in 1876)
July 26th, 1931 (July 26 1931)BirthTakashi Ono, Japanese gymnast
July 26th, 1929 (July 26 1929)BirthMarc Lalonde, French Canadian politician
July 26th, 1929 (July 26 1929)BirthAlexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian-born French pianist
July 26th, 1928 (July 26 1928)BirthDon Beauman, British racing driver (died in 1955)
July 26th, 1928 (July 26 1928)BirthFrancesco Cossiga, 8th President of the Italian Republic
July 26th, 1928 (July 26 1928)BirthIbn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (died in 1980)
July 26th, 1928 (July 26 1928)BirthStanley Kubrick, American film director (died in 1999)
July 26th, 1928 (July 26 1928)BirthPeter Lougheed, Canadian politician
July 26th, 1926 (July 26 1926)BirthJames Best, American actor
July 26th, 1926 (July 26 1926)BirthAna Maria Matute, Spanish author
July 26th, 1925 (July 26 1925)BirthJerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (died in 2000)
July 26th, 1925 (July 26 1925)DeathGottlob Frege, German mathematician and logician (born in 1848)
July 26th, 1925 (July 26 1925)DeathWilliam Jennings Bryan, American politician (born in 1860)William Jennings Bryan Quotes
July 26th, 1925 (July 26 1925)DeathAntonio Ascari, Italian racing driver (born in 1888)
July 26th, 1923 (July 26 1923)BirthJan Berenstain, American author
July 26th, 1923 (July 26 1923)BirthHoyt Wilhelm, American baseball player (died in 2002)
July 26th, 1922 (July 26 1922)BirthBlake Edwards, American film director
July 26th, 1922 (July 26 1922)BirthJason Robards, American actor (died in 2000)
July 26th, 1921 (July 26 1921)BirthJean Shepherd, American writer (died in 1999)
July 26th, 1920 (July 26 1920)BirthBob Waterfield, American football player (died in 1983)
July 26th, 1919 (July 26 1919)BirthVirginia Gilmore, American actress (died in 1986)
July 26th, 1919 (July 26 1919)DeathSir Edward Poynter, British painter (born in 1836)
July 26th, 1918 (July 26 1918)BirthMarjorie Lord, American actress
July 26th, 1914 (July 26 1914)EventSerbia and Bulgaria interrupt diplomatic relationship.
July 26th, 1914 (July 26 1914)BirthErskine Hawkins, American musician and bandleader (died in 1993)
July 26th, 1914 (July 26 1914)BirthEllis Kinder, American baseball player (died in 1968)
July 26th, 1909 (July 26 1909)BirthPeter Thorneycroft, British politician (died in 1994)
July 26th, 1909 (July 26 1909)BirthVivian Vance, American actress (died in 1979)
July 26th, 1908 (July 26 1908)EventUnited States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation).Chief Joseph Quotes
July 26th, 1906 (July 26 1906)BirthIrena Illakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence (died in 1943)
July 26th, 1903 (July 26 1903)BirthEstes Kefauver, U.S. Senator from Tennessee (died in 1963)
July 26th, 1897 (July 26 1897)BirthPaul Gallico, American author (died in 1976)
July 26th, 1896 (July 26 1896)BirthHenry Birkin, British racing driver (died in 1933)
July 26th, 1895 (July 26 1895)BirthJane Bunford, Britain s tallest-ever person (died in 1922)
July 26th, 1895 (July 26 1895)BirthGracie Allen, American actress and comedian (died in 1964)
July 26th, 1894 (July 26 1894)BirthAldous Huxley, English-born author (died in 1963)Aldous Huxley Quotes
July 26th, 1892 (July 26 1892)BirthSam Jones, American baseball player (died in 1966)
July 26th, 1891 (July 26 1891)EventFrance annexes Tahiti.
July 26th, 1886 (July 26 1886)BirthLars Hanson, Swedish actor (died in 1965)
July 26th, 1885 (July 26 1885)BirthAndre Maurois, French author (died in 1967)
July 26th, 1882 (July 26 1882)EventPremiere of Richard Wagner s Parsifal at Bayreuth.Richard Wagner Quotes
July 26th, 1880 (July 26 1880)BirthVolodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian statesman (died in 1951)
July 26th, 1878 (July 26 1878)EventIn California, the poet and American West outlaw calling himself "Black Bart" makes his last clean getaway when he steals a safe box from a Wells Fargo stagecoach. The empty box will be found later with a taunting poem inside.Will Self Quotes
July 26th, 1875 (July 26 1875)BirthCarl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist (died in 1961)Carl Jung Quotes
July 26th, 1875 (July 26 1875)BirthAntonio Machado, Spanish poet (died in 1939)Antonio Machado Quotes
July 26th, 1874 (July 26 1874)BirthSerge Koussevitsky, Russian conductor (died in 1951)
July 26th, 1867 (July 26 1867)DeathKing Otto of Greece (born in 1815)
July 26th, 1865 (July 26 1865)BirthPhilipp Scheidemann, 1st Chancellors of the Weimar Republic (died in 1939)
July 26th, 1863 (July 26 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: Morgan s Raid endsAt Salineville, Ohio, Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and 360 of his volunteers are captured by Union forces.
July 26th, 1863 (July 26 1863)DeathSam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas (born in 1793)
July 26th, 1861 (July 26 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: George B. McClellan assumes command of the Army of the Potomac following a disastrous Union defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run.
July 26th, 1856 (July 26 1856)BirthGeorge Bernard Shaw, Irish writer, Nobel Laureate (died in 1950)George Bernard Shaw Quotes
July 26th, 1855 (July 26 1855)BirthFerdinand Tonnies, German sociologist (died in 1936)
July 26th, 1847 (July 26 1847)EventLiberia declares independence.
July 26th, 1846 (July 26 1846)BirthTexas Jack Omohundro, American frontier scout, actor, and cowboy (died in 1880)
July 26th, 1829 (July 26 1829)BirthAuguste Marie Francois Beernaert, Belgian statesman, Nobel Laureate (died in 1912)
July 26th, 1822 (July 26 1822)EventJose de San Martin arrives in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to meet with Simon Bolivar.Simon Bolivar Quotes
July 26th, 1803 (July 26 1803)EventThe Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world s first public railway, opens in south London.
July 26th, 1802 (July 26 1802)BirthMariano Arista, President of Mexico (died in 1855)
July 26th, 1791 (July 26 1791)BirthFranz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, composer (died in 1844)
July 26th, 1788 (July 26 1788)EventNew York ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the 11th state of the United States.
July 26th, 1782 (July 26 1782)BirthJohn Field, Irish composer (died in 1837)
July 26th, 1775 (July 26 1775)EventThe birth of what would later become the United States Post Office Department was established by the Second Continental Congress.
July 26th, 1723 (July 26 1723)DeathRobert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (born in 1660)
July 26th, 1712 (July 26 1712)DeathThomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds, English statesman (born in 1631)
July 26th, 1684 (July 26 1684)DeathElena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician (born in 1646)
July 26th, 1680 (July 26 1680)DeathJohn Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English writer (born in 1647)
July 26th, 1678 (July 26 1678)BirthJoseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (died in 1711)
July 26th, 1611 (July 26 1611)DeathHorio Yoshiharu, Japanese warlord (born in 1542)
July 26th, 1592 (July 26 1592)DeathArmand de Gontaut, baron de Biron, French soldier (born in 1524)
July 26th, 1581 (July 26 1581)EventPlakkaat van Verlatinghe (Act of Abjuration). The declaration of independence of the northern Low Countries from the Spanish king, Philip II.
July 26th, 1471 (July 26 1471)DeathPope Paul II (born in 1417)
July 26th, 1469 (July 26 1469)EventWars of the Roses: Battle of Edgecote MoorPitting the forces of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick against those of King Edward IV.
July 26th, 1380 (July 26 1380)DeathEmperor Komyo of Japan (born in 1322)
July 26th, 1309 (July 26 1309)EventHenry VII is recognized King of the Romans by Pope Clement V.
July 26th, 1139 (July 26 1139)EventAfonso, then a count, is proclaimed first king of Portugal and declares independence from Leon.
July 26th, 1030 (July 26 1030)BirthStanislaus of Szczepanow, St. Stanislaw (died in 1079)
July 26th, 0920 (July 26 0920)EventRout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre and Leon against the Muslims at Pamplona.
July 26th, 0811 (July 26 0811)EventBattle of Pliska; Byzantine emperor Nicephorus I is slain, his heir Stauracius is seriously wounded.
July 26th, 0811 (July 26 0811)DeathNicephorus I, Byzantine Emperor (killed in battle)
July 26th, 0796 (July 26 0796)DeathOffa, King of Mercia
July 26th, 0657 (July 26 0657)EventBattle of Siffin.

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