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Notable Historical Events in 1953 on the 26th

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

1953Dr Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio

Historical Events in 1953 on the 26th
Date Event
Feb 26
Allen W Dulles, promoted from deputy to 5th director of CIA 
Mar 26
Dr Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio 
May 26
Dutch Convair crashes at Schipholweg, 2 die 
Jun 26
KCTV (now KLST) TV channel 8 in San Angelo, TX (CBS) 1st broadcast 
Jun 26
Russian vice-premier/interior minister Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria arrested 
Jul 26
Cuban pirate radio station's 1st transmission at Santiago de Cuba 
Jul 26
Fidel Castro begins rebellion, the "26th of July Movement," against Fulgenico Batista's regime 
Jul 26
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. 
Sep 26
Billy Hunter is last St Louis Browns player to homer in a game 
Sep 26
KERO TV channel 23 in Bakersfield, CA (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 26
Polish government fires/imprisons Cardinal Wyszynski 
Sep 26
US & Spain sign defense treaty (4 US bases in Spain) 
Oct 26
Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia 
Nov 26
KBOI (now KBCI) TV channel 2 in Boise, ID (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Nov 26
WJHL TV channel 11 in Johnson City, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Nov 26
Yamada Koun, leader of Sanbo Kyodan line of Zen, found 1st awakening 
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