About July 26

July 26, 2021 is the 207th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 190 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 26

  • 811
    Battle of Pliska: Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus I is killed and his heir Stauracius is seriously wounded.
  • 1469
    Wars of the Roses: the Battle of Edgecote Moor pitting the forces of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick against those of Edward IV of England takes place.
  • 1533
    Atahualpa, the 13th and last emperor of the Incas, dies by strangulation at the hands of Francisco Pizarro’s Spanish conquistadors. His death marks the end of 300 years of Inca civilization.
  • 1775
    The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress.
  • 1803
    The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world’s first public railway, opens in south London.
  • 1822
    José de San Martín arrives in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to meet with Simón Bolívar.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: George B. McClellan assumes command of the Army of the Potomac following a disastrous Union defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Morgan’s Raid ends – At Salineville, Ohio, Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and 360 of his volunteers are captured by Union forces.
  • 1882
    The Republic of Stellaland is founded in Southern Africa.
  • 1914
    Serbia and Bulgaria interrupt diplomatic relationship.
  • 1937
    End of the Battle of Brunete in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1945
    The US Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with parts of the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
  • 1946
    Aloha Airlines begins service from Honolulu International Airport
  • 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.
  • 1958
    Explorer program: Explorer 4 is launched.
  • 1965
    Full independence is granted to the Maldives.
  • 1968
    Vietnam War: South Vietnamese opposition leader Trương Đình Dzũ is sentenced to five years hard labor for advocating the formation of a coalition government as a way to move toward an end to the war.
  • 1971
    Apollo Program: launch of Apollo 15 on the first Apollo “J-Mission”, and first use of a Lunar Roving Vehicle.
  • 1989
    A federal grand jury indicts Cornell University student Robert T. Morris, Jr. for releasing the Morris worm, thus becoming the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
  • 2005
    Space Shuttle program: STS-114 Mission – Launch of Discovery, NASA’s first scheduled flight mission after the Columbia Disaster in 2003.

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