A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on July 26th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On July 26, 1739, George Clinton was born in a place then called Little Britain, Province of New York, British America.
On July 26, 1767, Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk, and one-time mistress of King George II of England, died.
On July 26, 1861, Major General George McClellan was appointed the commander of the Army of the Potomac, a move President Lincoln hoped would instill professionalism and competence to that Army.
On July 26, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Major General George McClellan as Commanding General of the Army of the Potomac, answering to the elderly General Winfield Scott.
On July 26, 1945, the leaders of the major Allied countries fighting Japan in World War II met in Potsdam, Germany to issue the conditions by which the Japanese were to surrender to the Allies.
On July 26, 1948, President Truman issued Executive Order 9981, which ordered the desegregation of the US military, a move many Americans thought was long overdue.
On July 26, 1948, President Truman issued Executive Order 9981, which ordered the desegregation of the US military.
On July 26, 1953, the Arizona Department of Public Safety and Arizona National Guard conducted a raid on an enclave of fundamentalist Mormons at Short Creek, Arizona, an enormous law enforcement effort that netted about 400 people taken into custody, including men, women, and children.
On July 26, 2005, Mumbai, India, received an incredible 39.17 inches of rain in a 24 hour period.
On July 26, 2013, a 40-year-old man from Alfredówka, Poland was found by Municipal Police Patrol from Nowa Dęba lying in the ditch along the road in Tarnowska Wola.
In a bizarre mass killing near Tokyo, Fox News reports a 26 year old man, a former employee of a facility for disabled people, went to that facility at 2:30 am local time on July 26, 2016 (still July 25 in Eastern Daylight Time) and killed 19 people with a knife and wounded about 26 more.
On July 26, 2016, a bizarre mass killing near Tokyo was reported in which a 26 year old man, a former employee of a facility for disabled people, went to that facility at 2:30 am local time on July 26, 2016 (still July 25 in Eastern Daylight Time) and killed 19 people with a knife and wounded about 26 more. (NOTE: The link in the date for this entry leads to a different article than the other mention to this same event above.)
On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in a perverted sense of social awareness Hillary Clinton has invited the mothers of people “killed” by police (or a citizen, or themselves) to speak at the Democratic National Convention.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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