Today in History, English
Today in History, English

84421July 26Event1937 – End of the Battle of Brunete in the Spanish Civil War.
84422July 26Event1941 – World War II: In response to the Japanese occupation of French Indochina, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the seizure of all Japanese assets in the United States.
84423July 26Event1944 – World War II: The Soviet Army enters Lviv, a major city in western Ukraine, capturing it from the Nazis. Only 300 Jews survive out of 160,000 living in Lviv prior to occupation.
84424July 26Event1945 – The Labour Party wins the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, removing Winston Churchill from power.
84425July 26Event1945 – The Potsdam Declaration is signed in Potsdam, Germany.
84426July 26Event1945 – HMS Vestal is the last British Royal Navy ship to be sunk in the Second World War
84427July 26Event1945 – The United States Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with parts of the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
84428July 26Event1946 – Aloha Airlines begins service from Honolulu International Airport
84429July 26Event1947 – Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 into United States law creating the Central Intelligence Agency, United States Department of Defense, United States Air Force, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the United St
84430July 26Event1948 – U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs Executive Order 9981 desegregating the military of the United States.
84431July 26Event1951 – Walt Disney's 13th animated film, Alice in Wonderland, premieres in London, England, United Kingdom.
84432July 26Event1952 – King Farouk of Egypt abdicates in favor of his son Fuad.
84433July 26Event1953 – Fidel Castro leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution. The movement took the name of the date: 26th of July Movement
84434July 26Event1953 – Arizona Governor John Howard Pyle orders an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Short Creek, Arizona, which becomes known as the Short Creek raid.
84435July 26Event1953 – Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment repel a number of Chinese assaults against a key position known as The Hook during the Battle of the Samichon River, just hours before the Armistice Agreement is signed, ending the Korean W
84436July 26Event1956 – Following the World Bank's refusal to fund building the Aswan Dam, Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal, sparking international condemnation.
84437July 26Event1957 – Carlos Castillo Armas, dictator of Guatemala, is assassinated.
84438July 26Event1958 – Explorer program: Explorer 4 is launched.
84439July 26Event1963 – Syncom 2, the world's first geosynchronous satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta B booster.
84440July 26Event1963 – An earthquake in Skopje, Yugoslavia (now in Macedonia) leaves 1,100 dead.
84441July 26Event1963 – The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development votes to admit Japan.
84442July 26Event1965 – Full independence is granted to the Maldives.
84443July 26Event1968 – Vietnam War: South Vietnamese opposition leader Trương Đình Dzu 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.
84444July 26Event1971 – Apollo program: Launch of Apollo 15 on the first Apollo "J-Mission", and first use of a Lunar Roving Vehicle.
84445July 26Event1971 – Nicolette Milnes-Walker completes sailing non-stop single-handedly across the Atlantic, becoming the first woman to successfully do so.
84446July 26Event1974 – Greek Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis forms the country's first civil government after seven years of military rule.
84447July 26Event1977 – The National Assembly of Quebec imposes the use of French as the official language of the provincial government.
84448July 26Event1989 – 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.
84449July 26Event1990 – The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is signed into law by President George Bush.
84450July 26Event2005 – Space Shuttle program: STS-114 Mission: Launch of Discovery, NASA's first scheduled flight mission after the Columbia Disaster in 2003.

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