26th July Historical remains and cultures

What happened on July 26th? Timeline of the Day in History

26 July was referred to as the silent day in history because of some of the major failures were seen in the experiments by Rutherford and Madam Curie on the research of atomic molecules. Some of the other important events are also highlighted in the blog.

World History


1847, Liberia Became an Independent Nation

On July 26, 1847, Liberia the West African nation became democratic. The process of making a Constitution for the democracy of Liberia also began.

1941, Japanese Assets Seized in the U.S

On July 26, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt, the president of the US issued Order to Seize the Japanese Assets in the Country. It was in the response to Japan’s progress towards the Cam Ranh naval base in the French Indo-China territory.

1945, Winston Churchill was defeated

On July 26, 1945, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was defeated by Clement Attlee, the labor Party candidate in general elections in the UK.

1947, National Security Act, US

On July 26, 1947, Harry Truman the president of the US Signed the National Security Act. This act was instrumental in the establishment of the US National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency.

1984, Serial Killer Ed Gein Died 

On July 26, 1984, Ed Gein Died because of cancer. He was an inspiration for Hollywood movies like Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Silence of the Lambs. He used to make a suit out of his victim’s skin, which police later found at his farmhouse.

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1614, Mewar Captured by Jahangir

On July 26, 1614, Jahangir captured Mewar from Rana Amar Singh. A pact was signed in the Mughal court regarding the same.

1876, Indian National Association was Formed

On July 26, 1976, Indian National Association was formed in Calcutta, by Surendranath Banerjee and Anand Mohan Bose.

1999, Kargil War End

On July 26, 1999, The Kargil War between India and Pakistan Came to an end. The war was an armed conflict that took place between May and July 1999. This is also called as Operation Vijay from the Indian side.

2005, Mumbai Floods

On July 26, 2005, Mumbai which is referred to as economical capital of India, witnessed one the worst ever disaster in the form of rain and flood. It claimed the lives of more than 1000 people around the city and nearby territory.

2008, Ahmedabad Bomb Blasts

On July 26, 2008, A series of 21 bomb blasts hit Ahmedabad city in the span of 70 minutes. Almost 56 people died and near 200 got injured in the blasts. The culprits were later arrested from Ghazipur, Delhi.

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Births- International:-

1678, Joseph I Habsburg

On July 26, 1678, Joseph I Habsburg was born in Vienna, Austria. He was a German king and Roman Catholic Emperor.

1782, John Field

On July 26, 1782, John Field was born in Dublin, Ireland. He was an Irish pianist and Composer.

1801, John Drake Sloat

On July 26, 1801, John Drake Sloat was born in Sloatsburg, NewYork. He was 1st Military Governor of California Union Navy.

1829, Auguste Beernaert 

On July 26, 1829, Auguste Beernaert was born in Ostend, Belgium. He was the 14th prime minister of Belgium and Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1909.

1913, Louis Salica

On July 26, 1913, Louis Salica was born in Brooklyn, NewYork. He was an American flyweight boxer. He won a bronze medal in Olympic in 1932.

Births- India:

1872, Surendranath Tagore

On July 26, 1872, Surendranath Tagore was born in Pune, Maharashtra, India. He was a Bengali author, scholar, and translator. He was well known for translating a great number of articles of Rabindranath Tagore.

1904, Malati Devi Chaudhary

On July 26, 1904, Malati Devi Chaudhary was born in Bihar, India. She was and Civil rights and freedom activist and Gandhian.

1910, B. R. Panthulu

On July 26, 1910, Budaguru Ramakrishnaih Panthulu was born. He was an Indian Film producer, actor, and director. He directed films in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, and Hindi.

1922, Chitrabhanu

On July 26, 1922, Chitrabhanu was born in Rajasthan, India. He was a philosopher, poet, and one of the co-founders of JAINA.

1934, Jagdish Bhagwati

On July 26, 1934, Jagdish Natwarlal Bhagwati was born in Mumbai, India. He is a University professor of economics and law at Columbia University.

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