About July 26

July 26, 2024 is the 208th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 187 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.
  • 920
    Rout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre and Léon against the Muslims at Pamplona.
  • 1509
    The Emperor Krishnadeva Raya ascends to the throne, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire.
  • 1775
    The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress.
  • 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
    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.
  • 1937
    End of the Battle of Brunete in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1944
    The first German V-2 rocket hits Great Britain.
  • 1946
    Aloha Airlines begins service from Honolulu International Airport
  • 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.
  • 1963
    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development votes to admit Japan.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    Greek Prime Minister Constantinos Karamanlis forms the country’s first civil government after seven years of military rule.
  • 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.

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