July 26 in Pop Culture History

July 26 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

July 26 History Highlights

  • July 26, 19** Birthday (fictional) Bert, Sesame Street
  • 1775 – The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department was established.
  • July 26, 1910 – Krazy Kat 1st appearance in The Dingbat Family, Comic Strip debuted
  • 1942 – The US Army ordered ( Executive Order 9981) desegregation in its training camp facilities.
  • 1947 – The US Department of Defense was founded.
  • 2005 – STS-114: Launch of Discovery, NASA’s first scheduled flight mission since the Columbia Disaster in 2003.
  • If you were born on July 26th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… November 2nd (prior year)

Holistic Therapy Day

Hippocrates, one of the most famous physicians in history was known for his holistic approach to medicine. He felt it wasn’t enough just to focus on ailments like headaches and stomach aches but instead he would treat the whole person by not only focusing on their physical symptoms but also mental health as well.
The idea that you need a healthier lifestyle is what lead to Hippocrates’ medical revolution which began around 400 years before Christ’s birth.

Modern Holistic Therapy is a medical practice where the doctor takes into account all of your symptoms and tries to find out what it might be causing them. This contrasts with traditional medicine, which would just focus on treating whatever symptom you have at that point in time without looking for other causes

The crux of Modern Holistic Therapies (MHT) philosophy is rooted in the idea that modern-day Traditional Medicine’s approach comes with certain concerns – namely focusing on treatments/treating one particular symptom while ignoring or not fully considering another related factor(s). Prior to the 1970s, this wasn’t present as such; instead, MHT tried taking an entire environment perspective when determining treatment options by trying their best to address root cause issues within patients.

Holistic therapies include:

Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, and Essential Oils, Ayurvedic medicine, Bowen technique, Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy, Massage, Meditation, Mindfulness, Reflexology, Reiki, Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Western herbal medicine, Yoga

The Hippocratic Oath

I swear by Apollo the physician, and Asclepius, and Hygieia and Panacea and all the gods and goddesses as my witnesses, that, according to my ability and judgment, I will keep this Oath and this contract:

To hold him who taught me this art equally dear to me as my parents, to be a partner in life with him, and to fulfill his needs when required; to look upon his offspring as equals to my own siblings, and to teach them this art, if they shall wish to learn it, without fee or contract; and that by the set rules, lectures, and every other mode of instruction, I will impart a knowledge of the art to my own sons, and those of my teachers, and to students bound by this contract and having sworn this Oath to the law of medicine, but to no others.

I will use those dietary regimens which will benefit my patients according to my greatest ability and judgment, and I will do no harm or injustice to them.

I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan; and similarly I will not give a woman a pessary to cause an abortion.

In purity and according to divine law will I carry out my life and my art.

I will not use the knife, even upon those suffering from stones, but I will leave this to those who are trained in this craft.

Into whatever homes I go, I will enter them for the benefit of the sick, avoiding any voluntary act of impropriety or corruption, including the seduction of women or men, whether they are free men or slaves.

Whatever I see or hear in the lives of my patients, whether in connection with my professional practice or not, which ought not to be spoken of outside, I will keep secret, as considering all such things to be private.

So long as I maintain this Oath faithfully and without corruption, may it be granted to me to partake of life fully and the practice of my art, gaining the respect of all men for all time. However, should I transgress this Oath and violate it, may the opposite be my fate.

July 26 is…

Aunt and Uncles Day
Holistic Therapy Day
National All Or Nothing Day
National Bagelfest Day
National Coffee Milkshake Day
One Voice Day
World Tofu Day
The Lumberjack World Championships traditionally take place in Hayward, WI, during the last weekend in July.

July 26 Birthday Quotes

“The world will ask you who you are, and if you don’t know, the world will tell you.”
– Carl Jung

“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”
– George Bernard Shaw

“I don’t want to be a star – most of the ones I know are too unhappy.”
– Vivian Vance

“Computers have their uses
They’re great for work or play
But it’s not a good idea just to stare at them all day!”
– Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears’ Computer Trouble

“Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.”
– George Bernard Shaw

“The victim of mind manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him, the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free.”
– Aldous Huxley

“Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.”
– Carl Jung

” The longer I live, the more convinced am I that this planet is used by other planets as a lunatic asylum.”
– George Bernard Shaw

July 26 Birthdays

1796 – George Catlin, American painter, author, and traveler (died in 1872)
1819 – Justin Holland, American guitarist and educator (died in 1887)
1856 – George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1950)
1875 – Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist (died in 1961)
1894 – Aldous Huxley, English novelist and philosopher (died in 1963)
1909 – Vivian Vance, American actress and singer (died in 1979)
1914 – Erskine Hawkins, American trumpet player and bandleader (died in 1993)
1922 – Blake Edwards, American director, producer, and screenwriter (died in 2010)
1922 – Jason Robards, American actor (died in 2000)
1923 – Jan Berenstain, American author and illustrator (died in 2012)
1928 – Joe Jackson, American talent manager, father of Michael Jackson (died in 2018)
1928 – Stanley Kubrick, American director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer (died in 1999)
1940 – Dobie Gray, American singer-songwriter (died in 2011)
1941 – Darlene Love, American singer and actress
1943 – Mick Jagger, English singer-songwriter, Rolling Stone
1945 – Helen Mirren, English actress
1949 – Roger Taylor, English singer-songwriter and drummer
1950 – Susan George, English actress
1956 – Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater
1959 – Kevin Spacey, American actor
1964 – Sandra Bullock, American actress
1967 – Jason Statham, English actor
1973 – Kate Beckinsale, English actress

July 26 History

1745 – “The greatest cricket match that was played in this part of England was on Friday, the 26th of last month, on Gosden Common, near Guildford, between eleven maids of Bramley and eleven maids of Hambledon, all dressed in white. The Bramley maids had blue ribbons and the Hambledon maids red ribbons on their heads. The Bramley girls got 119 notches and the Hambledon girls 127. There was of bothe sexes the greatest number that ever was seen on such an occasion. The girls bowled, batted, ran and catches as well as most men could do in that game.” – news report on the first recorded women’s Cricket Match.

1775 – Allowance for The United States Post Office Department was established by the Second Continental Congress. It was called the Post Office Department 1792 – 1971. United States Postal Service was effective on July 1, 1971.

1847 – Liberia disbanded from the support of the American Colonization Society, and formalized their settlement as the Republic of Liberia.

1887 – Dr. Esperanto’s International Language, usually referred to as Unua Libro (English: First Book) was published.

1908 – United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issued an order to staff the Bureau of Investigation (BOI – later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI).

July 26, 1910 – Krazy Kat 1st appearance in The Dingbat Family, Comic Strip

1941 – US President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the seizure of all Japanese assets in the United States.

1946 – Aloha Airlines began service from Honolulu International Airport. They closed on March 31, 2008.

1947 – President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 into United States law creating the Central Intelligence Agency, United States Department of Defense, United States Air Force, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the United States National Security Council.

1958 – #1 Hit July 26, 1958 – August 3, 1958: Elvis Presley – Hard Headed Woman

1963 – Syncom 2, the world’s first geosynchronous satellite, was launched from Cape Canaveral. It was used to telecast the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo to the United States.

1971 – Launch of Apollo 15 on the first Apollo “J-Mission”, featuring the first use of a Lunar Roving Vehicle.

1975 – #1 Hit July 26, 1975 – August 1, 1975: Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony – The Hustle

July 26, 19** Birthday (fictional) Bert, Sesame Street

1986 – #1 Hit July 26, 1986 – August 1, 1986: Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer

1990 – The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 was signed into law by President George Bush.

2014 – #1 Hit July 26, 2014 – September 5, 2014: Magic! – Rude

2016 – Hillary Clinton became the first female nominee for President of the United States by a major political party at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. #VictoriaWoodhull

July 26, 2052 (fiction) The United Nations was officially disbanded, Fallout, Video game

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

“If I’m not back in five minutes… just wait longer.” – Ace Ventura #moviequotes

Whatchu talkin ’bout Wills? #TVCatchphrase

A velociraptor was about the size of a big chicken.

“You’re gonna love the way you look, I guarantee it” – Alcohol, telling me to dance

The Four Classical Elements (Earth, Water, Air, and Fire) Match the Four States of Matter (Solid, Liquid, Gas, and Plasma). #Science

Lauren Bacall – Real Name: Betty Joan Perske

“I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way” – Jessica Rabbit #moviequotes

A group of Gorillas is called a Band or Troop.

After losing the first glove or sock of a pair the chances of losing the remaining one basically drops to zero.

“I hope the exit is joyful and hope never to return.” – Frida Kahlo #LastWords

You can be sitting down and sitting up at the same time, because of the English language!

“Once you start compromising your thoughts, you’re a candidate for mediocrity” – Arnold Epstein #moviequotes

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