July 26 Events in History - July 26 Birthdays - July 26 Deaths
2015 Nike and distributor Apple settle a consumer lawsuit over false advertising for the Nike FuelBand; Nike claimed that the band could accurately track a user's health, but the device was not capable of performing the advertised functions
2014 29-year-old Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour de France, becoming the first winner from Italy in 16 years; the victory makes Nibali one of only six cyclists to have won the Grand Tours of Italy, Spain and France
2014 U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Central American leaders, asking their assistance in curbing the flood of children attempting to immigrate; Obama asserted that children without proper documentation would be returned to their home countries
2013 A Boeing 787 Dreamliner is grounded by Qatar Airways; a minor technical issue is reported, increasing pressure on Boeing to address possible electrical problems with its lastest new jet
2012 Tropical Storm Khanun left 16,000 people homeless in South Korea
2012 President of France, Francois Holland finalizes a deal with Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara to forgive $4.7 billion dollars in debt incurred by the Ivory Coast when it was a French Colonial Power
2011 Vietnam re-elects Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung
2011 The Hendra virus is detected in a dog in Queensland, Australia near the Beaudesert; the virus has never before been detected in anything other than flying foxes, horses or humans
2010 Over 92,000 classified documents detailing incidents related to the war in Afghanistan are released by Wikileaks; this is the largest leak in U.S military history
2005 Shuttle Discovery STS-114 launches, first flight since Columbia disaster
1998 19th U.S. Senior Golf Open ends at Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, California
1998 Giant Eagle LPGA Classic
1994 Cambodia's Red Khmer surprise attack on train, kills 13
1994 Turkish air force bombs Kurds, struggle in Iraq, 70 killed
1993 Boeing 737-500 crashes in South Korea, 66 killed
1993 Mars Observer takes 1st photo of Mars, from 5 billion km
1992 "Man of La Mancha" closes at Marquis Theater New York City after 108 performances
1992 47th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan
1992 England honors her dead soldiers in the Falkland Is war
1992 Kiss Guitarist Paul Stanley weds Pamela Bowen
1992 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 100th batter for 23rd consecutive seasons
1992 Rocker Paul Stanley (Kiss) weds model Pamela Bowen
1991 CFL assumes ownership of Ottawa Rough Riders
1991 Expo's Mark Gardner no hits Dodgers for 9 innings, but loses in 10th
1990 General Hospital tapes its 7,000th episode
1990 President Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act
1990 Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at Reds-Padres game
1990 U.S. beats Soviet Union 17-0 in baseball at Goodwill Games
1988 Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies and New York Mets end that game at 2:13 AM
1987 Catfish Hunter Billy Williams and Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball HOF
1987 Stephen Roche wins Tour de France
1986 Lebanese kidnappers released Reverend Lawrence Martin Jenco
1984 Expos Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with his 3,052nd single
1984 Kuhn announces Vida Blue is suspended due to cocaine conviction
1984 Pitcher Vida Blue suspended for rest of 1984 due to drug use
1983 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-8
1983 Jarmila Kratochvilova of Czechoslovakia sets 800m woman's record (1:53.28)
1983 Light flashes seen on Jupiter moon Io
1982 Canada's Anik D1 Comsat launched by U.S. Delta rocket
1982 Karen Dianne Baldwin, 18, of Canada, crowned 31st Miss Universe
1981 2 climbers fall 550 m down cliff near Angel Falls, Venezuela
1981 36th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley
1981 New York Mayor Ed Koch is given Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant
1979 Estimated 109 cm (43") of rain falls in Alvin, Texas (national record)
1978 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1978 Johnny Bench hits his 300th career home run
1977 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear Test
1975 Soyuz 18B returns to Earth
1974 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1974 U.S.S.R.'s Soyuz fails to dock with Salyut 3
1973 Peter Shaffers "Equus," premieres in London
1971 Apollo 15 launched (Scott and Irwin) to 4th manned landing on Moon
1970 Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive home runs of Phillies Steve Carlton
1969 Sharon Sites Adams, 39, becomes 1st lady to solo sail the Pacific
1967 Twins beat Yankees 3-2 in 18
1966 WRLH TV channel 31 in Lebanon, New Hampshire (NBC) begins broadcasting
1965 Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1964 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open
1964 Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa convicted of fraud and conspiracy
1964 Train from Povoa de Varzin, Portugal derails near Oporto, 94 die
1963 Skopje, Yugoslavia, destroyed by earthquake, kills 1,000+
1963 U.S. Syncom 2, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched
1962 Maria Oeljanov, 1st airship with nuclear missiles, arrives in Cuba
1962 Milwaukee Brave Warren Spahn sets home run record of 31 by a pitcher
1960 Italian government of Fanfani forms
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1958 Army launches 4th U.S. successful satellite, Explorer IV
1957 Mickey Mantle hits career home run # 200
1957 U.S.S.R. launches 1st intercontinental multistage ballistic missile
1956 Egypt seizes Suez Canal
1955 37th PGA Championship: Doug Ford at Meadowbrook CC Detroit
1955 Last day as Test Cricket umpire for Frank Chester
1955 Ted Allen throws a record 72 consecutive horseshoe ringers
1954 WCET TV channel 48 in Cincinnati, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1953 Fidel Castro begins rebellion, the "26th of July Movement," against Fulgenico Batista's regime
1952 King Farouk I of Egypt abdicates [Black Saturday]
1952 Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer
1951 Netherlands ends state of war with Germany
1950 Dodgers' Jim Russell is 1st to switch-hits home runs twice in a game
1950 KNIL (Royal Dutch East Indies Army) unites
1949 WCPO TV channel 9 in Cincinnati, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
1948 "Babe Ruth Story," premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance
1948 1st black host of a network show-CBS' Bob Howard Show
1948 Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as a New York Giant
1948 President Truman issues Executive Order No. 9981 directing "equality of treatment and opportunity" in armed forces
1947 Department of Defense forms
1947 National Security Act establishes CIA
1946 President Truman orders desegregation of all U.S. forces
1945 After Labour landslide in general election, Clement Attlee becomes PM
1945 Declaration of Potsdam: US/Brit/China demands Japanese surrender
1945 Japanese government disregards U.S. ultimatum
1945 U.S. cruiser Indianapolis reaches Tinian with atom bomb
1945 Winston Churchill resigns as Britain's Prime Minister
1944 Japanese suicide attack on U.S. lines in Guam
1944 Russian troops arrive in Weichsel
1944 U.S. offensive at St-Lo/2nd Armour div occupies St. Gilles
1943 120 degrees F (49 degrees C), Tishmoningo, Oklahoma (state record)
1943 Otto Skorzeny's commando group arrives in Rome
1942 RAF bombs Hamburg
1942 RC churches protest, Dutch bishops stand against spread of Judaism
1941 "Camp Amersfoort" opened by Germany occupiers
1941 1st Dutch Austrians depart Hague
1941 U.S. embargo on oil-export to Japan
1939 Yankee catcher Bill Dickey hits 3 consecutive home runs
1938 1st radio broadcast of "Young Widder Brown" on NBC
1933 Joe Dimaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League
1928 Gene Tunney TKOs Tom Heeney in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1928 Yankees score 11 runs in 12th beating Tigers 12-1
1926 National Bar Association incorporates
1926 Philippines government asks U.S. to plebiscite for independence
1918 Race riot in Philadelphia (3 whites and 1 black killed)
1917 J. Edgar Hoover gets job on ministry of Justice
1915 International School for Wijsbegeerte forms
1914 Austrian-Hungary condemns Serbian ultimatum
1914 German chief of staff/General von Moltke states ultimatum on Belgium
1908 Predecessor of the FBI is created by the Department of Justice
1902 Australia beat England by 3 runs at Old Trafford
1897 37.5 cm rainfall at Jewell, Maryland (state record)
1891 Henry James' "American," premieres in London
1887 1st Esperanto book published
1881 French marines occupy Tunisian harbor city Sfax
1866 Canoe Club opens in England
1865 Patrick Francis Healy is 1st black awarded PhD (Louvain Belgium)
1864 Riot at McCook's to Lovejoy Station GA, US600 CS---
1864 Riot at Stoneman's to Macon GA, US1000 CS---
1864 Battle at Ezra Chapel (Church), Georgia [Hood's Third Sortie]
1863 Battle of Salineville OH, John Hunt Morgan and 364 troops surrender
1858 Baron Lionel de Rothschild is 1st Jew elected to British Parliament
1848 1st Woman's Rights Convention, Senecca Falls, New York
1847 Liberia declares independence from American Colonization Society
1847 Moses Garrish Farmer builds 1st miniature train for children to ride
1835 1st sugar cane plantation started in Hawaii
1832 HMS Beagle anchors in Montevideo
1826 Vilnus Lithuanian riots cause death of many Jews
1822 Secret meeting of Simon Bolivar and Jose de San Martin
1805 Naples/Calabria struck by Earthquake; about 26,000 die
1790 U.S. passes Assumption bill making U.S. responsible for state debts
1788 New York becomes 11th state to ratify constitution
1788 Sydney, Australia settled by British colonists
1775 1st Postmaster General: Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania takes office
1760 Austrian troops occupy Fort Glatz Silezie
1759 French troops vacate Ticonderoga NY
1758 British battle fleet under General James Wolfe conquerors Louisbourg
1757 Battle at Hastenbeck: French army beats duke of Cumberland
1678 England and Netherlands signs treaty: sending ultimatum to France
1663 France annexes Venaissin
1656 Rembrandt declares he is insolvent
1588 John Hawkins becomes a knight
1579 Francis Drake leaves San Francisco to cross Pacific Ocean
1576 Muitende Spanish troops conquer Aalst
1529 Francisco Pizarro appointed governor of Peru
1524 James I (12) becomes king of Scotland
1519 Pizarro receives royal charter for South American west coast
1499 Alonso dhe Ojeda discovers Curacao Island
1497 "Edward IV's son" Perkin Warbecks army lands in Cork
1267 Inquistion forms in Rome under pope Clement IV
811 Battle at Pliska: Bulgarian under monarch Krum beat Byzantine