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July 26th In Pop Culture 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 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.

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

July 26th Celebrity Birthdays

Internal Debate:

Aldous Huxley (1894)
Sandra Bullock (1964)
Keiko Matsui (1961)
Jeremy Piven (1965)
Kate Beckinsale (1973)
George Bernard Shaw (1856)

I used to be indecisive...

now I’m not sure.


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