On This Day..... July 26

 

JULY 26TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BAGEL FEST
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHILI DOG DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL COFFEE MILKSHAKE DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (1856-1950)
  • CARL JUNG (1875-1961)
 
  • GRACIE ALLEN (1895-1964)
  • VIVIAN VANCE (1909-1979)
 
  • JASON ROBARDS (1922-2000)
  • STANLEY KUBRICK (1928-1999)
 
  • MARY JO KOPECHNE (1940-1969)
  • DOBIE GRAY (1940-2011)
 
  • DARLENE LOVE (1941, 77)
  • MICK JAGGER (1943, 75)
 
  • HELEN MIRREN (1945, 73)
  • DOROTHY HAMILL (1956, 62)
 
  • KEVIN SPACEY (1959, 59)
  • GARY CHERONE (1961, 57)
 
  • SANDRA BULLOCK (1964, 54)
  • JEREMY PIVEN (1966, 52)
 
  • JASON STATHAM (1967, 51)
  • KATE BECKINSALE (1973, 45)
  • JACINDA ARDERN (PM OF NEW ZEALAND) (1980, 38)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1469, KING EDWARD IV BATTLES THE EARL OF WARWICK AT EDGECOTE MOOR DURING THE BATTLE OF THE ROSES
  • IN 1519, FRANCISCO PIZARRO IS GIVEN A ROYAL CHARTER FOR THE WEST COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA
  • IN 1529, FRANCISCO PIZARRO IS NAMED GOVERNOR OF PERU
  • IN 1579, FRANCIS DRAKE LEAVES SAN FRANCISCO TO CROSS THE PACIFIC
  • IN 1755, GIACOMO CASANOVA IS ARRESTED IN VENICE, ITALY ON CHARGES OF BEING AN AFFRONT TO RELIGION AND COMMON DECENCY
 
  • IN 1759, THE BRITISH DRIVE THE FRENCH OUT OF FORT TICONDEROGA IN NEW YORK
  • IN 1775, THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS CREATES THE UNITED STATES POST OFFICE AND HIRES BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AS IT’S FIRST POSTMASTER GENERAL
  • IN 1788, NEW YORK IS THE 11TH STATE TO RATIFY THE CONSTITUTION
  • IN 1790, THE ASSUMPTION ACT MAKES THE U.S. GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR STATE DEBTS
  • IN 1797, JOHN QUINCY ADAMS MARRIES LOUISA JOHNSON IN LONDON
 
  • IN 1803, THE FIRST PUBLIC RAIL, THE SURREY IRON RAILWAY, OPENS IN LONDON
  • IN 1805, 26,000 PEOPLE DIE IN AN EARTHQUAKE IN NAPLES AND CALABRIA
  • IN 1835, THE FIRST SUGAR CANE PLANTATION OPENS IN HAWAII
  • IN 1863, SAM HOUSTON, FIRST PRESIDENT OF TEXAS, DIES AT 70
  • IN 1878, WAYTT EARP KILLS GEORGE HOYT, PART OF A GANG OF DRUNKEN COWBOYS WILDLY SHOOTING OFF THEIR GUNS IN DODGE CITY
  • IN 1891, FRANCE ANNEXES TAHITI
  • IN 1895, PIERRE AND MARIE CURIE MARRY IN FRANCE
  • IN 1903, HORATIO NELSON JACKSON FINISHES THE FIRST CROSS COUNTRY AUTOMOBILE TRIP FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1908, ATTORNEY GENERAL CHARLES BONAPARTE ORDERS A STAFF TO BE ADDED TO THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF EXAMINER, THE PRECURSOR TO THE FBI
  • IN 1917, J. EDGAR HOOVER IS HIRED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
  • IN 1925, WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN DIES AT 65, DAYS AFTER BEING HUMILIATED DURING THE SCOPES MONKEY TRIAL
  • IN 1926, THE NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION BEGINS OPERATION
  • IN 1933, JOE DIMAGGIO ENDS A 61 GAME HIT STREAK IN THE PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE
  • IN 1936, THE AXIS POWERS INTERVENE IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR
  • IN 1938, JOHN WARDE JUMPED FROM THE 17TH FLOOR OF A NEW YORK BUILDING AFTER POLICE SPENT 11 HOURS TRYING TO TALK HIM DOWN. IT WAS THE FIRST SUICIDE BROADCAST ON LIVE TELEVISION. A FILM BASED ON HIM, 1954’S “FOURTEEN HOURS” CHANGED THE ENDING TO MAKE HIM LIVE AFTER AUDIENCES HATED IT
  • IN 1943, SMOG IS FIRST REPORTED IN LOS ANGELES
  • IN 1944, JAPANESE KAMIKAZE FIGHTERS BEGIN SUICIDE ATTACKS ON GUAM
  • IN 1945, CLEMENT ATTLEE TAKES OVER FROM WINSTON CHURCHILL AS BRITISH PM
  • IN 1945, THE U.S., BRITAIN AND CHINA DEMAND THE JAPANESE SURRENDER WORLD WAR II IN THE DECLARATION OF POTSDAM
  • IN 1945, PHYSICISTS DEPART FOR THE ISLAND OF TINIAN TO ASSEMBLE WHAT WOULD BECOME THE “FAT MAN BOMB” WHICH WOULD DETONATE AT NAGASAKI
  • IN 1947, PRESIDENT TRUMAN SIGNS THE NATIONAL SECURITY ACT WHICH ESTABLISHES THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, CIA, NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL AND JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
  • IN 1948, BABE RUTH MAKES HIS LAST PUBLIC APPEARANCE AT THE PREMIERE OF “THE BABE RUTH STORY”
  • IN 1948, BOB HOWARD IS THE FIRST BLACK MAN TO HOST A NETWORK SHOW WHEN CBS AIRS “THE BOB HOWARD SHOW”
  • IN 1952, MICKEY MANTLE HITS HIS FIRST GRAND SLAM
  • IN 1952, EVA PERON DIES OF CANCER AT 33
  • IN 1953, FIDEL CASTRO LEADS A FAILED REVOLT AT THE MONCADA BARRACKS
  • IN 1953, ARIZONA GOVERNOR JOHN HOWARD PYLE ORDERS THE SHORT CREEK RAID, A CRACKDOWN ON POLYGAMISTS LIVING IN SHORT CREEK, ARIZONA
  • IN 1968, THE JACKSON 5 SIGN WITH MOTOWN RECORDS
  • IN 1973, “EQUUS” DEBUTS ON STAGE IN LONDON
  • IN 1975, THE EAGLES HIT #1 ON THE ALBUM CHART WITH “ONE OF THESE NIGHTS”
  • IN 1975, VAN MCCOY AND SOUL CITY HAVE THE #1 SINGLE WITH “THE HUSTLE”
  • IN 1977, LED ZEPPELIN CANCEL THE REMAINDER OF THEIR WORLD TOUR AFTER ROBERT PLANT’S FIVE YEAR OLD SON KARAC DIES UNEXPECTEDLY OF A VIRUS
  • IN 1980, THE ROLLING STONES HAVE THE #1 ALBUM WITH “EMOTIONAL RESCUE”
  • IN 1981, NEW YORK MAYOR ED KOCH CHOKES IN A CHINESE RESTAURANT AND A PATRON HAS TO GIVE HIM THE HEIMLICH MANEUVER
  • IN 1984, MASS MURDERER ED “PYSCHO” GEIN, THE INSPIRATION BEHIND “THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE” DIES AT 78
  • IN 1986, PETER GABRIEL HITS #1 WITH “SLEDGEHAMMER”
  • IN 1990, “GENERAL HOSPITAL” AIRS ITS 7,000TH EPISODE
  • IN 1990, PRESIDENT BUSH SIGNS THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
  • IN 1991, PEE WEE HERMAN ARRESTED FOR EXPOSING HIMSELF IN AN ADULT THEATRE
  • IN 1997, JAMES CAMERON MARRIES HIS TERMINATOR STAR LINDA HAMILTON
  • IN 2006, DAVID HASSELHOFF DIVORCES PAMELA BACH AFTER 16 YEARS OF MARRIAGE
  • IN 2008, SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR GAVIN NEWSOM MARRIES ACTRESS JENNIFER SIEBEL
  • IN 2015, WHITNEY HOUSTON’S DAUGHTER BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN DIES OF AN OVERDOSE AT 22
  • IN 2016, YOUREE HARRIS, BETTER KNOWN AS MISS CLEO, DIES OF COLON CANCER AT 53
  • IN 2017, PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCES HIS POLICY TO BAN TRANSGENDER PEOPLE FROM SERVING IN THE MILITARY
  • IN 2017, CUSTOMS OFFICIALS IN LOS ANGELES FIND THREE KING COBRAS HIDDEN INSIDE PRINGLES POTATO CHIP CANS

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