Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July 26

  • July 26, 657
    Battle of Siffin occurs between Governor of Syria Muawiyah I and Rashidun Caliphate during the first Muslim civil war
  • July 26, 811
    The Bulgarian under monarch Krum beat the Byzantines at the Battle at Pliska and kill Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros I
  • July 26, 1529
    Francisco Pizarro is made governor for life and captain-general in New Spain
  • July 26, 1758
    British battle fleet under General James Wolfe capture France's Fortress of Louisbourg on Ile Royale in Nova Scotia after a 7-week siege, thus gaining control of the entrance to the Saint Lawrence River
  • July 26, 1759
    The French relinquish Fort Carillon in Ticonderoga, New York, to the British under General Jeffrey Amherst
  • July 26, 1775
    The Continental Congress established a postal system for the colonies with Benjamin Franklin as the first postmaster general in Philadelphia
  • July 26, 1794
    The French defeat an Austrian army at the Battle of Fleurus in France
  • July 26, 1830
    King Charles X of France issues five ordinances limiting the political and civil rights of citizens triggering July Revolution
  • July 26, 1847
    Liberia becomes the first African colony to become an independent state after Declaration of Independence from American Colonization Society, and promulgate a constitution based on the political principles denoted in the United States Constitution
  • July 26, 1848
    Seneca Falls Convention, the first women's rights convention in the United States, sign the Declaration of Sentiments written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, which leads to the battle for suffrage and women's legal rights
  • July 26, 1953
    Fidel Castro leads attack on Moncada Barracks, beginning Cuban revolution
  • July 26, 1956
    Egypt nationalize Suez Canal, triggering Suez Crisis
  • July 26, 1957
    USSR launches the first intercontinental multistage ballistic missile, R-7 Semyorka
  • July 26, 1963
    Syncom 2, the first geostationary satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral, United States
  • July 26, 1965
    Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain

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