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July 26th History, Trivia and Fun Facts

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July 26th History Highlights

  • 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) desregation in its training camp facilities.
  • 1947 - The US Department of Defence was founded.
  • 2005 - STS-114: Launch of Discovery, NASA's first scheduled flight mission since the Columbia Disaster in 2003.

Traditional July 26th Information

The Lumberjack World Championships traditionally take place in Hayward, WI, during the last weekend in July.

July 26th 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

July 26th 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 26th 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 26th 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.

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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