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

  • 657
    First Fitna: the Battle of Siffin see the troops led by Ali ibn Abi Talib and those led by Muawiyah I clashing.
  • 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.
  • 1803
    The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world’s first public railway, opens in south London.
  • 1822
    First day of the three-day Battle of Dervenakia, between the Ottoman Empire force led by Mahmud Dramali Pasha and the Greek Revolutionary force led by Theodoros Kolokotronis.
  • 1847
    Liberia declares independence.
  • 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
    Premiere of Richard Wagner’s opera Parsifal at Bayreuth.
  • 1887
    Publication of the Unua Libro, founding the Esperanto movement.
  • 1891
    France annexes Tahiti.
  • 1937
    End of the Battle of Brunete in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1944
    The first German V-2 rocket hits Great Britain.
  • 1944
    World War II: the Soviet army enters Lviv, a major city in western Ukraine, liberating it from the Nazis. Only 300 Jews survive out of 160,000 living in Lviv prior to occupation.
  • 1952
    King Farouk of Egypt abdicates in favor of his son Fuad.
  • 1956
    Following the World Bank’s refusal to fund building the Aswan High Dam, Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal sparking international condemnation.
  • 1957
    Carlos Castillo Armas, dictator of Guatemala, is assassinated.
  • 1958
    Explorer program: Explorer 4 is launched.
  • 1963
    An earthquake in Skopje, Yugoslavia (now in the Republic of Macedonia) leaves 1,100 dead.
  • 1963
    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development votes to admit Japan.
  • 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.
  • 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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