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Historical Events on July 26
- 1758: British troops defeat the French and take possession of the Gulf Of Saint Lawrence at the conclusion of the Siege of Louisbourg during the French and Indian War.
- 1775: The Second Continental Congress creates the forerunner to the modern U.S Post Office. Benjamin Franklin becomes Postmaster General.
- 1788: The U.S Constitution is ratified by New York, who also becomes the 11th state of the U.S.
- 1803: One of the first public railways in the world, the Surrey Iron Railway, is opened in South London.
- 1861: After a terrible Union defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run during the American Civil War, George B. McClellan becomes commander of the Army of the Potomac.
- 1863: Union forces capture John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate volunteers as Morgan’s Raid comes to a conclusion in Salineville, Ohio during the American Civil War.
- 1941: After French Indochina is occupied by Japanese forces, United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the seizure of all Japanese assets that exist in the U.S.
- 1944: The city of Lviv in the Western part of the Ukraine is invaded by the Red Army.
- 1945: Winston Churchill is removed from power when the Labour Party wins the U.K general election.
- 1945: In Potsdam, Germany, the Potsdam Declaration is signed into law.
- 1945: The HMS Vestal is sunk. It’s the last British Royal Navy vessel to be sunk during World War 2.
- 1945: The USS Indianapolis arrives at Tinian. It was carrying parts for the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
Famous Birthdays on July 26
- Belgian politician and Nobel Prize laureate, Auguste Beernaert is born in 1829.
- Irish playwright, critic and Nobel Prize laureate, George Bernard Shaw is born in 1856.
- Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Carl Jung is born in 1875.
- American author and journalist, Rick Bragg is born in 1959.
- American actor and director, Kevin Spacey is born in 1959.
- American actress and producer, Sandra Bullock is born in 1964.
- American actor and producer, Jeremy Piven is born in 1965.
- English actor Jason Statham is born in 1967.
- English actress Kate Beckinsale is born in 1973.
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