About July 26

July 26, 2022 is the 207th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Leo is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 180 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 26

  • 1309
    Henry VII is recognized King of the Romans by Pope Clement V.
  • 1509
    The Emperor Krishnadeva Raya ascends to the throne, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire.
  • 1581
    Plakkaat van Verlatinghe (Act of Abjuration): the northern Low Countries declare their independence from the Spanish king, Philip II.
  • 1745
    The first recorded women’s cricket match takes place near Guildford, England.
  • 1758
    French and Indian War: the Siege of Louisbourg ends with British forces defeating the French and taking control of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
  • 1822
    José de San Martín arrives in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to meet with Simón Bolívar.
  • 1882
    Premiere of Richard Wagner’s opera Parsifal at Bayreuth.
  • 1887
    Publication of the Unua Libro, founding the Esperanto movement.
  • 1914
    Serbia and Bulgaria interrupt diplomatic relationship.
  • 1936
    King Edward VIII, in one of his few official duties before he abdicates the throne, officially unveils the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.
  • 1937
    End of the Battle of Brunete in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1946
    Aloha Airlines begins service from Honolulu International Airport
  • 1947
    Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 into United States law creating the Central Intelligence Agency, United States Department of Defense, United States Air Force, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the United States National Security Council.
  • 1952
    King Farouk of Egypt abdicates in favor of his son Fuad.
  • 1953
    Fidel Castro leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution. The movement took the name of the date: 26th of July Movement
  • 1958
    Explorer program: Explorer 4 is launched.
  • 1965
    Full independence is granted to the Maldives.
  • 2005
    Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days.
  • 2008
    56 people are killed and over 200 people are injured in 21 bomb blasts in Ahmedabad bombing in India.
  • 2009
    The militant Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram attacks a police station in Bauchi, leading to reprisals by the Nigeria Police Force and four days of violence across multiple cities.

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