July 26 in History – What happened on 26 July in Past

26 July - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on July 26, the day number in a year is 207 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 208. July 26 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

July 26 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
811Bulgarian forces led by Khan Krum defeated the Byzantines at theBattle of Pliska, annihilating almost the whole army and killingByzantine Emperor Nikephoros I.
1509Krishnadevaraya, who would become the most powerful of all theHindu rulers of India, ascended to the throne of the VijayanagaraEmpire.
1757Battle over Hustenbeck: French army lost to King of Cumberland.
1759French and Indian War: Rather than defend Fort Carillon nearpresent-day Ticonderoga, New York, from an approaching 11,000-manBritish force, French Brigadier General François-Charles de Bourlamaquewithdrew his troops and attempted to blow the fort up.
1760Austrian troops captured Fort Glatz Silesia.
1788New York became the 11th state of the United States.
1788New York ratified the Constitution of the United States and became the eleventh US state.
1803Due to the first public railway line in England, the Wagonway opened between Wandsworth and Croydon.
1805The earthquake in Mollis and Campania, Italy killed about 5,573 people.
1826Lithuania violence kills many Jews
1835The first sugarcane plantation started in Hawaii.
1858Baron Lionel de Rothschild was the first Jewish person elected to the British Parliament.
1882Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal, loosely based on Wolfram vonEschenbach's epic poem Parzival about Arthurian knight Percival and hisquest for the Holy Grail, officially premiered at the Festspielhaus inBayreuth, Bavaria (present-day Germany).
1887L. L. Zamenhof published Unua Libro, the first publication todescribe Esperanto, a constructed international language.
1933The International Silver Agreement of the World Economic Conference was signed in London.
1936The Canadian National Vimy Memorial, a memorial sitenear Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, France, dedicated to the memory of Canadian Expeditionary Force members killed during the First World War, wasunveiled.
1945The Labour Party won the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, replacing Winston Churchill as Prime Minister with Clement Attlee.
1951The Netherlands ended the war with Germany.
1953Fidel Castro and his brother Raúl led a group of approximately 160 rebels in an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution.
1953The successful revolution began in Cuba under the leadership of Communist revolutionary Fidel Castro.
1953A majority of Mormon sects in Arizona were raided Short Creek.
1956Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal.
1965The Maldives became independent of Britain.
1990U.S. President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Americanswith Disabilities Act, a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits,under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability.
1992Man of La Mancha' closes at Marquis Theater New York City after 108 performances.
1998AT&T and British telecommunications company PLC announced a joint venture.
2002The first Chhattisgarh State Shooting Championship started.
2005Shuttle Discovery STS-114 launches, first flight since Columbia disaster.
2005NASA launched spacecraft Discovery.
2007After widespread controversy throughout Wales, Shambo, a black Friesian bull that had been adopted by the local Hindu community, was slaughtered due to concerns about bovine tuberculosis.
2007Pakistan successfully test-fired nuclear-powered cruise missile Babur Htf-7.
2008European scientists discovered another new planet outside the solar system.
2009The militant Islamist sec Boko Haram launched an attack on a Nigeria Police Force station, sparking violence across several states in northeastern Nigeria, leaving over 1,000 people dead.
2009India becomes the sixth country to launch nuclear submarine.
2010Over 92,000 classified documents detailing incidents related to the war in Afghanistan are released by Wikileaks; this is the largest leak in U.S military history.
2011Vietnam re-elects Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
2011The Hendra virus is detected in a dog in Queensland, Australia near the Beaudesert; the virus has never before been detected in anything other than flying foxes, horses or humans.
2012Tropical Storm Khanun left 16,000 people homeless in South Korea.
2012President of France, Francois Holland finalizes a deal with Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara to forgive $4.7 billion dollars in debt incurred by the Ivory Coast when it was a French Colonial Power.
2012The violence in Syria killed about 200 people a day.
2013A Boeing 787 Dreamliner is grounded by Qatar Airways; a minor technical issue is reported, increasing pressure on Boeing to address possible electrical problems with its lastest new jet.
2013A bomb blast occurred in Pakistan's Parachinar, killing 57.
2014U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Central American leaders, asking their assistance in curbing the flood of children attempting to immigrate; Obama asserted that children without proper documentation would be returned to their home countries.
201429-year-old Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour de France, becoming the first winner from Italy in 16 years; the victory makes Nibali one of only six cyclists to have won the Grand Tours of Italy, Spain and France.



Famous Birthdays of July 26:

YearName / Profession / Country
1948Luboš Andršt / Writer / Czech Republic
1974Kees Meeuws / Rugby Player / New Zealand
1928Elliott Erwitt / Photographer / United States of America
1992Marika Koroibete / Rugby Player / Fiji
1973Mariano Raffo / Producer / Argentina
1938Keith Peters / Academic / United Kingdom
1858Tom Garrett / Cricketer / Australia
1946Emilio de Villota / Racing Car Driver / Spain
1987Alec Martinez / Ice Hockey Player / United States of America
1897Paul Gallico / Author / United States of America
1985Marcus Benard / Footballer / United States of America
1791Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart / Pianist / Austria
1923Hoyt Wilhelm / Baseball Player / United States of America
1955Aleksandrs Starkovs / Footballer / Latvia
1875Carl Jung / Psychiatrist / Switzerland
1982Christopher Kane / Fashion Designer / Scotland
1865Rajanikanta Sen / Poet / India
1928Bernice Rubens / Author / United Kingdom
1903Estes Kefauver / Politician / United States of America
1964Sandra Bullock / Actress / United States of America
1981Maicon Sisenando / Footballer / Brazil
1894Aldous Huxley / Philosopher / United Kingdom
1977Joaquín Benoit / Baseball Player / Dominican Republic
1829Auguste Beernaert / Politician / Belgium
1802Mariano Arista / Politician / Mexico
1711Lorenz Christoph Mizler / Physician / Germany
1983Delonte West / Basketball Player / United States of America
1957Yuen Biao / Actor / China
1922Jim Foglesong / Producer / United States of America
1928Don Beauman / Racing Car Driver / United Kingdom

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