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July 26 Historical Events

The following events took place on July 26. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 62 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 657
    First Fitna: In the Battle of Siffin, troops led by Ali ibn Abu Talib clash with those led by Muawiyah I.
  • 811
    Battle of Pliska: Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros I is killed and his heir Staurakios is seriously wounded.
  • 920
    Rout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre and Léon against the Muslims at Pamplona.
  • 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.
  • 1509
    The Emperor Krishnadevaraya ascends to the throne, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire.
  • 1581
    Plakkaat van Verlatinghe (Act of Abjuration): The northern Low Countries declare their independence from the Spanish king, Philip II.
  • 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 Saint Lawrence.
  • 1775
    The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress.
  • 1788
    New York ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the 11th state of the United States.
  • 1803
    The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world’s first public railway, opens in south London, United Kingdom.
  • 1822
    José de San Martín arrives in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to meet with Simón Bolívar.
  • 1822
    First day of the three-day Battle of Dervenakia, between the Ottoman Empire force led by Mahmud Dramali Pasha and the Greek Revolutionary force led by Theodoros Kolokotronis.
  • 1847
    Liberia declares its independence.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: George B. McClellan assumes command of the Army of the Potomac following a disastrous Union defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Morgan’s Raid ends; At Salineville, Ohio, Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and 360 of his volunteers are captured by Union forces.
  • 1882
    Premiere of Richard Wagner’s opera Parsifal at Bayreuth.
  • 1882
    The Republic of Stellaland is founded in Southern Africa.
  • 1887
    Publication of the Unua Libro, founding the Esperanto movement.
  • 1890
    In Buenos Aires, Argentina the Revolución del Parque takes place, forcing President Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman’s resignation.
  • 1891
    France annexes Tahiti.
  • 1897
    Anglo-Afghan War: The Pashtun fakir Saidullah leads an army of more than 10,000 to begin a siege of the British garrison in the Malakand Agency of the North West Frontier Province of India.
  • 1908
    United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation).
  • 1914
    Serbia and Bulgaria interrupt diplomatic relationship.
  • 1936
    The Axis powers decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1936
    King Edward VIII, in one of his few official duties before he abdicates the thrоne, officially unveils the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.
  • 1937
    End of the Battle of Brunete in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1941
    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.
  • 1944
    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.

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