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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, 1994 (July 26 1994)EventRussian President Boris Yeltsin orders the removal of Russian troops from Estonia.Boris Yeltsin Quotes
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, 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, 1977 (July 26 1977)EventThe National Assembly of Quebec imposes the use of French as the official language of the provincial government.
July 26th, 1975 (July 26 1975)EventFormation of a military triumvirate in Portugal.
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, 1971 (July 26 1971)EventApollo Program: Apollo 15 MissionLaunch of Apollo 15.
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1952 (July 26 1952)EventKing Farouk of Egypt abdicates in favor of his son Fuad.
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, 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, 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, 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, 1934 (July 26 1934)EventAssassination of Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss.
July 26th, 1914 (July 26 1914)EventSerbia and Bulgaria interrupt diplomatic relationship.
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, 1891 (July 26 1891)EventFrance annexes Tahiti.
July 26th, 1882 (July 26 1882)EventPremiere of Richard Wagner s Parsifal at Bayreuth.Richard Wagner Quotes
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, 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, 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, 1847 (July 26 1847)EventLiberia declares independence.
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, 1788 (July 26 1788)EventNew York ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the 11th state of the United States.
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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 0657 (July 26 0657)EventBattle of Siffin.

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