About July 26

July 26, 2020 is the 208th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 201 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.
  • 811
    Battle of Pliska: Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus I is killed and his heir Stauracius is seriously wounded.
  • 1309
    Henry VII is recognized King of the Romans by Pope Clement V.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1847
    Liberia declares independence.
  • 1882
    Premiere of Richard Wagner’s opera Parsifal at Bayreuth.
  • 1887
    Publication of the Unua Libro, founding the Esperanto movement.
  • 1936
    King Edward VIII, in one of his few official duties before he abdicates the throne, officially unveils the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.
  • 1941
    World War II: in response to the Japanese occupation of French Indo-China, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the seizure of all Japanese assets in the United States.
  • 1951
    Walt Disney’s 13th animated film, Alice in Wonderland, premieres in London, United Kingdom.
  • 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
    Syncom 2, the world’s first geosynchronous satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta B booster.
  • 1965
    Full independence is granted to the Maldives.

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