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Today In History

Here are some interesting facts ih history happened on 26 July.

  1. Benjamin Franklin becomes 1st Postmaster General.

  2. NY becomes 11th state to ratify constitution.

  3. Sydney Australia settled by British colonists.

  4. 1st sugar cane plantation started in Hawaii

  5. Liberia declares independence from American Colonization Society

  6. 1st Esperanto book published.

  7. Federal Bureau of Investigation established

  8. Yanks score 11 runs in 12th beating Tigers 12-1

  9. Yankee catcher Bill Dickey hits 3 consecutive HRa

  10. Churchill resigns as Britain's prime minister

  11. Department of Defense established

  12. 1st black host of a network show - CBS' Bob Howard Show

  13. Argentina's 1st lady Eva Peron dies in Buenos Aires at 33

  14. Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand slammer

  15. Fidel Castro began revolution against Batista

  16. Korean War Armistice

  17. Egypt seizes Suez Canal

  18. Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200

  19. USSR launchs 1st intercontinental multi-stage ballistic missle.

  20. US Syncom 2 1st synchronous communications satellite launched

  21. US launches Sycom 2 the 1st geosynchronous satellite

  22. Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa convicted of fraud & conspiracy

  23. Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (Nat'l Day).

  24. Twins beat Yankees 3-2 in 18

  25. Apollo 15 launched to the moon.

  26. US launches Apollo 15 to the Moon

  27. USSR's Soyuz failed to dock with Salyut 3.

  28. Soyuz 18B returns to Earth

  29. Canada's Anik D1 comsat launched by US delta rocket.

  30. Soyuz T-12? is launched with a female cosmonaut

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These famous people were born on 26 July.

  1. 1739 - George Clinton, (D-R), 4th VP (1805-12).

  2. 1799 - Isaac Babbitt, US inventor of babbitt's metal for bearings.

  3. 1856 - George Bernard Shaw, dramatist (Pygmalion) (Nobel 1925) in Dublin

  4. 1875 - Carl Jung, founded analytic psychology.

  5. 1894 - Aldous Huxley, author (Brave New World).

  6. 1908 - Salvador Allende Gossens, Chile's last elected president (1970-73).

  7. 1920 - Bob Waterfield, NFL quarterback (Rams).

  8. 1922 - Marjorie Lord, Make Room For Daddy - The mommy

  9. 1922 - Blake Edwards, Movie director (10)

  10. 1922 - Jason Robards, Jr., Actor (A Thousand Clowns).

  11. 1928 - Stanley Kubrick, director (2001, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange).

  12. 1940 - Mary Jo Kopechne, Ted Kennedy's driving buddy

  13. 1943 - Mick Jagger, never gathers moss

  14. 1944 - Micki King, Olympic diver

  15. 1945 - Linda Harrison, in Berlin

  16. 1950 - Susan George, in England

  17. 1954 - Vitas Gerulaitis, Tennis player

  18. 1956 - Dorothy Hamill, in Ct, Olympic Gold medal ice skater

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