This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, July 26 is the 207th day of the year and the 208th day of a leap year.
On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on 26 July as well as the birthdays of famous people.
This west African state was founded primarily by freed slaves from the United States. The Liberian constitution was based on the USA's constitution and the capital, Monrovia, is named after James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States.
This is the official Liberian flag. It looks like the State of Texas flag. If you don’t know, Liberia is a Country in West Africa. It was “founded” by free slaves from America. pic.twitter.com/kIRPAZ8UFh— Dfhappy (@dfhappy) January 26, 2022
Winston Churchill's Conservative Party lost the July 1945 general election, forcing him to step down as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. For six years he served as the Leader of the Opposition. During these years he continued to influence world affairs.
WINSTON CHURCHILL RESIGNS AS BRITAIN’S PRIME MINISTER AFTER HIS DEFEAT - July 26, 1945 - After losing to Attlee, Churchill went to Buckingham Palace to hand his resignation. In 2002 Winston Churchill was named the greatest Briton of all time in a nationwide poll. pic.twitter.com/Cw7IrEDHKZ— IKOT.PH (@IKOT_PH) July 26, 2021
The Suez Crisis began on October 29, 1956, when Israeli armed forces pushed into Egypt toward the Suez Canal after Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918-70) nationalised the canal, a valuable waterway that controlled two-thirds of the oil used by Europe.
In 1956, Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal, which pissed off Britain & France. Both colonial empires joined forces with Israel & conspired to attack Egypt and the Gaza Strip. Israel occupied Gaza and the Sinai and committed massacres & arrests. It also issued postcards like this: pic.twitter.com/Rl9POzswcE— Jehad Abusalim جِهَاد أبو سليم (@JehadAbusalim) June 11, 2021
Part of NASA's Syncom program, it was responsible for transmitting the first TV signal from a geosynchronous satellite, a manmade satellite whose orbital period around the Earth matches the Earth's rotation.
July 26th, 1963 Syncom 2, the world's first geosynchronous communications satellite is launched— Grit Daily News (@GritDaily) July 27, 2019
It was responsible for transmitting the first TV signal from a geosynchronous satellite.#Nasa #Sciene #Tech pic.twitter.com/kmMXe8ExiO
On 26 July 1965, Maldives gained independence under an agreement signed with United Kingdom. The British government retained the use of the Gan and Hithadhoo facilities. In a national referendum in March 1968, Maldivians abolished the sultanate and established a republic.
The Kargil War, also known as the Kargil conflict, was an armed conflict fought between India and Pakistan from May to July 1999 in the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control (LoC).
🇮🇳⚔️On this day— 🇮🇳Sankhasubhra Dandapat (@sankhasubhra91) July 26, 2019
1999 Fighting ceases between India and Pakistan in the Kargil War, Kashmir, after two months of fighting⚔️🇮🇳
🙏We lost our 527 🇮🇳Indian🇮🇳 brave soldiers🙏
🇮🇳🙏JAI HIND⚔️JAI BHARAT🙏🇮🇳 @ India https://t.co/jPEjYr9e2V
The 2008 Ahmedabad bombings were a series of 21 bomb blasts that hit Ahmedabad, India, on 26 July 2008, within a span of 70 minutes. Fifty-six people were killed and over 200 people were injured. Ahmedabad is the cultural and commercial heart of Gujarat state, and a large part of western India.
Terrorism has no religion but talking about the terrorists who were involved in 21 blasts that took place in a span of 70 minutes & killed 56 people in 2008 in Ahmedabad is Islamophobic. https://t.co/nGgLcTFI5M— Upinder ❁ (@Upinder999) February 21, 2022
India became one of six countries to launch a nuclear submarine. India built the ship with Russian help and the move is thought to have been designed to send a message to China, a country with an increasing naval presence near India.
#BlastFromThePast When India’s 1st nuclear submarine, INS Arihant, was launched at Vizag in July 2009. Journalists saw the “baby boomer” from up-close for 1st time. The SSBN eventually undertook its first deterrence patrol in Oct 2018 to somewhat complete country’s #NuclearTriad pic.twitter.com/vzP07Mj25a— Rajat Pandit (@rajatpTOI) May 2, 2020
Above are the most important events that took place on this day. It includes major birthdays, death anniversaries, fun facts and important historical events that occurred in India as well as globally. For more details see our website. This Day in History