26 JULY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Emperor Joseph I, 1678
  • George Bernard Shaw, 1856
  • Carl Gustav Jung, 1875
  • André Maurois, 1885
  • Emil Jannings, 1886
  • Aldous Huxley, 1894
  • Robert Graves, 1895
  • Paul Gallico, 1897
  • Gracie Allen, 1906
  • Salvador Allende, 1908
  • Vivian Vance, 1912
  • Blake Edwards, 1922
  • Danny La Rue, 1927
  • Stanley Kubrick, 1928
  • Mick Jagger, 1943
  • Helen Mirren, 1946
  • Susan George, 1950
  • Vitas Gerulaitis, 1954
  • Kevin Spacey, 1959
  • Sandra Bullock, 1964
  • Kate Beckinsale, 1973

Died On This Day:

  • Pope Paul II, 1471
  • Sam Houston, 1863
  • King Otto I Greece, 1867
  • William Jennings Bryan, 1925
  • Evita Peron, 1952
  • Frank Loesser , 1969
  • Diane Arbus suicide, 1971
  • Kenneth Tynan, 1980
  • George Gallop, 1984
  • Averell Harriman, 1986
  • Jim Bishop, 1987
  • Gen. Matthew Ridgway, 1993
  • Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, 1993

Today's Events:

  • 1386 - King Richard II signs decree and that signature survives today-the oldest dated signature in history.
  • 1469 - Yorkists beaten by Lancastrians at the Battle of Banbury (Edgecote).
  • 1499 - Island of Curaçao discovered by Alonso de Ojeda who sails into Santa Ana Bay.
  • 1581 - The Netherlands declared its independence from Spain.
  • 1609 - Four months before Galileo's astronomical recordings, Thomas Harriot, an English nobleman, observes and maps moon through a telescope.
  • 1775 - U.S. Post Office established-Benjamin Franklin named first postmaster; salary to be $1,000 per year.
  • 1788 - New York becomes 11th State admitted to Union.
  • 1805 - Huge earthquake in Naples kills 6,000.
  • 1847 - Independence of Liberia.
  • 1881 - London Evening News first published.
  • 1882 - Richard Wagner's 'Parsifal,' his last musical drama, premieres at Bayreuth.
  • 1895 - French physics professor Pierre Curie marries scientist Marie Sklopdowska in Sceaux, France.
  • 1908 - Bureau of Investigation, later FBI, set up by Attorney Gen. Charles Bonaparte, nephew of Napoleon.
  • 1943 - Regime of Benito Mussolini collapses in Italy. Pietro Badoglio becomes PM.
  • 1947 - National Security Act sets up Dept. of Defense, Security Council, CIA and Joint Chiefs of Staff in USA.
  • 1948 - President Harry S. Truman issues order stipulating that races be treated equally in U.S. military.
  • 1951 - Last segregated U.S. Army unit disbanded - the all-Black 24th Infantry Regiment.
  • 1963 - Earthquake in Skoplje Yugoslavia kills 1,100.
  • 1963 - Syncon 2, Hughes Space & Communications' first geosynchronous communications satellite, is successfully launched and goes into orbit over the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1971 - Apollo 15 launched.
  • 1986 - Shortest fight on TV. Mike Tyson creams Marvin Frazier in 30 seconds.
  • 1999 - Royal Caribbean Cruises fined a record $18 million for dumping hazardous waste overboard and lying to US Coast Guard.
  • 2011 - World record price for a bottle of white wine, £75,000 for an 1811 Chateau d'Yquem,, paid by Frenchman Christian Vanneque.
  • 2016 - At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman to run for president of the USA.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Bartholomea Capitanio
  • Joachim
  • Simeon the Armenian
  • Ann

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Maldives (1965), Liberia (1847)
  • National Day in Cuba

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JAGANNATH, RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • NEBUTA, Japanese Festival at peak of summer to drive off lethargy
  • SOMA NOMAOI, Japanese Festival of samurai equestrian displays

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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