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1917J. Edgar Hoover gets job in US Department of Justice

1953Fidel Castro begins rebellion, the "26th of July Movement," against Fulgenico Batista's regime

1992Nolan Ryan strikes out his 100th batter for 23rd consecutive seasons

1978Johnny Bench hits his 300th career home run

1758British battle fleet under gen James Wolfe conquerors Louisbourg

1579Francis Drake leaves San Francisco to cross Pacific Ocean

1948Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as a NY Giant

1822Secret meeting of Simon Bolivar & Jose de San Martin

1914First Lord of the Admiralty (British Minister of Navy) Winston Churchill orders British fleet to remain

1952Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer

198136th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley

1519Francisco Pizarro receives royal charter for the west coast of South America

1945Winston Churchill resigns as Britain's Prime Minister after election defeat

1529Francisco Pizarro appointed governor of Peru

1984Expos Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with his 3,052nd single

199247th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

1933Joe DiMaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League

1988Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies & NY Mets end that game at 2:13 AM

1990President Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act

1959Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Western Golf Open

1948"Babe Ruth Story" premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance

1775United States Post Office (U.S.P.O.) created in Philadelphia under Benjamin Franklin

1656Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn declares he is insolvent

1970Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs of Phillies Steve Carlton

July 26th Historical Events
Date Event
657
Battle of Siffin during the first Muslim civil war between Ali ibn Abi Talib and Muawiyah I beside Euphrates River 
811
Battle of Pliska: Bulgarians under Krum beat Byzantines 
920
Rout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre and Léon against the Muslims at Pamplona. 
1267
Inquistion forms in Rome under pope Clement IV 
1309
Henry VII is recognized King of the Romans by Pope Clement V. 
1469
Wars of the Roses: Battle of Edgecote Moor - Pitting the forces of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick against those of King Edward IV. 
1497
"Edward IV's son" Perkin Warbeck's army lands in Cork 
1499
Alonso dhe Ojeda discovers Curacao Island 
1519
Francisco Pizarro receives royal charter for the west coast of South America 
1524
James V declared by Scottish Parliament fit to govern 
1529
Francisco Pizarro appointed governor of Peru 
1576
Muitende Spanish troops conquer Aalst 
1579
Francis Drake leaves San Francisco to cross Pacific Ocean 
1588
John Hawkins knighted 
1656
Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn declares he is insolvent 
1663
France annexes Venaissin 
1678
England & Netherlands signs treaty: sending ultimatum to France 
1757
Battle at Hastenbeck: French army beats Duke of Cumberland 
1758
British battle fleet under gen James Wolfe conquerors Louisbourg 
1759
French troops vacate Ticonderoga NY 
1760
Austrian troops occupy Fort Glatz Silezie 
1775
United States Post Office (U.S.P.O.) created in Philadelphia under Benjamin Franklin 
1788
NY becomes 11th state to ratify constitution 
1790
US passes Assumption bill making US responsible for state debts 
1803
The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world's first public railway, opens in south London. 
1805
Naples/Calabria struck by Earthquake; about 26,000 die 
1822
Secret meeting of Simon Bolivar & Jose de San Martin 
1826
Vilnus Lithuanian riots cause death of many Jews 
1832
HMS Beagle anchors in Montevideo 
1835
1st sugar cane plantation started in Hawaii 
1847
Moses Garrish Farmer builds 1st miniature train for children to ride 
1847
The Liberian Declaration of Independence is signed making Liberia a sovereign nation, independent from the American Colonization Society 
1848
1st Woman's Rights Convention (Senecca Falls NY) 
1858
Baron Lionel de Rothschild bcomes first Jewish person elected to British Parliament 
1863
Battle of Salineville OH, John Hunt Morgan & 364 troops surrender 
1864
-31] Riot at McCook's to Lovejoy Station GA, US600 CS—- 
1864
-31] Riot at Stoneman's to Macon GA, US1000 CS—- 
1864
Battle at Ezra Chapel (Church), Georgia [Hood's Third Sortie] 
1865
Patrick Francis Healy is 1st African American awarded PhD (from University of Leuven, Belgium) 
1865
The capital of New Zealand moves from Auckland to Wellington 
1866
Canoe Club opens in England 
1878
In 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. 
1881
French marines occupy Tunisian harbor city Sfax 
1887
1st Esperanto book published 
1891
Henry James' "American" premieres in London 
1891
France annexes Tahiti. 
1897
37.5 cm rainfall at Jewell, Maryland (state record) 
1902
Australia beat England by 3 runs at Old Trafford 
1908
United 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). 
1914
First Lord of the Admiralty (British Minister of Navy) Winston Churchill orders British fleet to remain 
1914
For the next two days, the foreign ministries and leaders of major states work feverishly to avert war 
1914
Irish Volunteers unload a shipment of 1,500 rifles and 45,000 rounds of ammunition arrived from Germany aboard Erskine Childers' yacht the Asgard; British troops fire on jeering crowd on Bachelors Walk, Dublin, killing three citizens 
1915
International School for Wijsbegeerte forms 
1916
The US Protests the 'Blacklist' issued by the British forbidding trade with some 30 US firms 
1917
J. Edgar Hoover gets job in US Department of Justice 
1918
Race riot in Philadelphia (3 whites & 1 black killed) 
1926
National Bar Association incorporates 
1926
Philippines government asks USA for a plebiscite on independence 
1928
Gene Tunney TKOs Tom Heeney in 11 for heavyweight boxing title 
1928
Yanks score 11 runs in 12th beating Tigers 12-1 
1931
26th Davis Cup: France beats Great Britain in Paris (3-2) 
1933
Joe DiMaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League 
1936
The Axis Powers decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War. 
1937
End of the Battle of Brunete in the Spanish Civil War. 
1938
1st radio broadcast of "Young Widder Brown" on NBC 
1939
Yankee catcher Bill Dickey hits 3 consecutive HRs 
1941
1st Dutch Austrians depart Hague 
1941
US embargo on oil-export to Japan 
1942
RAF bombs Hamburg 
1942
RC churches protest, Dutch bishops stand against spread of Judaism 
1943
120°F (49°C), Tishmoningo, Oklahoma (state record) 
1943
Otto Skorzeny's commando group arrives in Rome 
1944
Japanese suicide attack on US lines in Guam 
1944
Russian troops arrive in Weichsel 
1944
US offensive at St-Lo/2nd Armour div occupies St Gilles 
1944
The first German V-2 rocket hits Great Britain (nicknamed "gasometer"). 
1945
After Labour landslide in general election, Clement Attlee becomes British Prime Minister 
1945
Declaration of Potsdam: US, Britain and China demand the Japanese surrender during WWII 
1945
Japanese government disregards US ultimatum 
1945
US cruiser Indianapolis reaches Tinian with atom bomb 
1945
Winston Churchill resigns as Britain's Prime Minister after election defeat 
1945
Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva depart Kirtland Army Air Field to transport the plutonium core for the Fat Man bomb (bombing of Nagasaki) to the island of Tinian where the bomb is assembled 
1946
President Harry Truman orders desegregation of all US forces 
1946
Aloha Airlines began service from Honolulu International Airport 
1947
US Department of Defense forms 
1947
National Security Act establishes CIA 
1948
"Babe Ruth Story" premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance 
1948
1st black host of a network show-CBS' Bob Howard Show 
1948
Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as a NY Giant 
1948
Pres Harry Truman issues Executive Order No. 9981 directing "equality of treatment & opportunity" in armed forces 
1949
WCPO TV channel 9 in Cincinnati, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1950
Dodgers' Jim Russell is 1st to switch-hits HRs twice in a game 
1950
KNIL (Royal Dutch East Indies Army) unites 
1951
Netherlands ends state of war with Germany 
1952
King Farouk I of Egypt abdicates [Black Saturday] 
1952
Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer 
1953
Cuban pirate radio station's 1st transmission at Santiago de Cuba 
1953
Fidel Castro begins rebellion, the "26th of July Movement," against Fulgenico Batista's regime 
1953
Arizona 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. 
1954
WCET TV channel 48 in Cincinnati, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1955
37th PGA Championship: Doug Ford at Meadowbrook CC Detroit 
1955
Last day as Test Cricket umpire for Frank Chester 
1955
Ted Allen throws a record 72 consecutive horseshoe ringers 
1956
Egypt seizes Suez Canal 
1957
Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200 
1957
USSR launches 1st intercontinental multistage ballistic missile 
1957
Carlos Castillo Armas, dictator of Guatemala, is assassinated 
1958
Army launches 4th US successful satellite, Explorer IV 
1959
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Western Golf Open 
1960
Italian government of Fanfani forms 
1962
Maria Oeljanov, 1st airship with nuclear missiles, arrives in Cuba 
1962
Milwaukee Brave Warren Spahn sets HR record of 31 by a pitcher 
1963
Skopje, Yugoslavia, destroyed by earthquake, kills 1,000+ 
1963
US Syncom 2, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched 
1963
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development votes to admit Japan. 
1964
Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open 
1964
Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa convicted of fraud & conspiracy 
1964
Train from Povoa de Varzin, Portugal derails near Oporto, 94 die 
1964
US union leader James Hoffa sentenced for fraud 
1965
Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (Natl Day) 
1966
WRLH TV channel 31 in Lebanon, NH (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1966
Lord Gardiner issues the Practice Statement in the House of Lords stating that the House is not bound to follow its own previous precedent. 
1967
Twins beat Yanks 3-2 in 18 
1969
Sharon Sites Adams, 39, becomes 1st lady to solo sail the Pacific 
1970
Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs of Phillies Steve Carlton 
1971
Apollo 15 launched (Scott & Irwin) to 4th manned landing on Moon 
1973
Peter Shaffers "Equus" premieres in London 
1974
France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island 
1974
USSR's Soyuz fails to dock with Salyut 3 
1975
Soyuz 18B returns to Earth 
1977
USSR performs underground nuclear Test 
1977
The 'Committee of 10' formed by prominent Soweto residents, issues a programme for the election of a new community board to have total autonomy in Soweto, South Africa 
1978
France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island 
1978
Johnny Bench hits his 300th career home run 
1979
Estimated 109 cm (43") of rain falls in Alvin, TX (national record) 
1981
2 climbers fall 550 m down cliff near Angel Falls, Venezuela 
1981
36th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley 
1981
NY Mayor Ed Koch is given Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant 
1982
Canada's Anik D1 Comsat launched by US Delta rocket 
1982
Karen Dianne Baldwin, 18, of Canada, crowned 31st Miss Universe 
1983
Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-8 
1983
Jarmila Kratochvilova of Czech sets 800m woman's record (1:53.28) 
1983
Light flashes seen on Jupiter moon Io 
1983
US threatens action to preserve navigation in Persian Gulf 
1984
Expos Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with his 3,052nd single 
1984
Kuhn announces Vida Blue is suspended due to cocaine conviction 
1984
Pitcher Vida Blue suspended for rest of 1984 due to drug use 
1986
Lebanese kidnappers released Rev Lawrence Martin Jenco 
1987
Catfish Hunter Billy Williams & Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame 
1987
Stephen Roche wins Tour de France 
1988
Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies & NY Mets end that game at 2:13 AM 
1990
General Hospital records its 7,000th episode 
1990
President Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act 
1990
US beats Soviet Union 17-0 in baseball at Goodwill Games 
1991
CFL assumes ownership of Ottawa Rough Riders 
1991
Expo's Mark Gardner no hits Dodgers for 9 innings, but loses in 10th 
1991
Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) is arrested in Florida, for exposing himself at an adult movie theater 
1992
"Man of La Mancha" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 108 perfs 
1992
47th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan 
1992
Britain honours her dead in the Falklands war 
1992
Nolan Ryan strikes out his 100th batter for 23rd consecutive seasons 
1993
Boeing 737-500 crashes in South Korea, 66 killed 
1993
Mars Observer takes 1st photo of Mars, from 5 billion km 
1994
Cambodia's Red Khmer surprise attack on train, kills 13 
1994
Turkish air force bombs Kurds, struggle in Iraq, 70 killed 
1998
19th US Senior Golf Open ends at Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Calif 
2005
Space Shuttle program: STS-114 Mission - Launch of Discovery, NASA's first scheduled flight mission after the Columbia Disaster in 2003. 
2005
Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days. 
2005
Samir Geagea, the Lebanese Forces (LF) leader, is released after spending 11 years in a solitary confinement. His release came after the end of the Syrian occupation to Lebanon. 
2012
At least 200 people are killed in a day of violence in Syria 
2012
Insurgent attack kills 19 people and destroys a helicopter at Baqubah, Iraq 
2012
North Korea is hit by Tropical Storm Khanun, killing 88 people and leaving 60,000 people homeless 
2013
57 people are killed in a market bombing in Parachinar, Pakistan 
2014
Taghrooda wins the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes 
2016
Democratic National Committee apologizes to Sanders over emails 
2016
Michael Jordan speaks out on US race violence, pledging $2m 
2016
Japan Sagamihara knife attack: At least 19 dead, reports say 
2017
Survivors of Texas truck where 10 immigrants died seek to trade testimony for visas 
2017
CTE found in nearly 90 percent of brains donated by football players 
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