Tuesday, May 21, 2024 (Week 21)

July 26 in History

What happened on July 26 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on july 26 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on july 26 in history.

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2005
The shuttle Discovery launches on mission STS-114, marking a return to space after the shuttle Columbia crash of 2003.
1948
In an Executive Order, President Harry Truman calls for the end of discrimination and segregation in the U.S. armed forces.
1920
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified.
1918
Britain’s top war ace, Edward Mannock, is shot down by ground fire on the Western Front.
1886
William Gladstone is replaced by Lord Salisbury as Prime Minister of England.
1848
The French army suppresses the Paris uprising.
1847
Liberia becomes the first African colony to become an independent state.
1830
King Charles X of France issues five ordinances limiting the political and civil rights of citizens.
1794
The French defeat an Austrian army at the Battle of Fleurus, France.
1790
An attempt at a counter-revolution in France is put down by the National Guard at Lyons.
1775
The Continental Congress establishes a postal system for the colonies with Benjamin Franklin as the first postmaster general.
1759
The French relinquish Fort Ticonderoga in New York to the British under General Jeffrey Amherst.
1758
British forces capture France’s Fortress of Louisbourg after a seven-week siege.
1529
Francisco Pizarro receives a royal warrant to “discover and conquer” Peru.
1526
Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon and colonists leave Santo Domingo for Florida.