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Monday, July 26, 2010

Wikileaks releases over 92,000 documents detailing unreported killings of hundreds of Afghan civilians and other incidents related to the war in Afghanistan to "The Guardian", "The New York Times" and "Der Spiegel", in one of the biggest leaks in U.S. military history. //www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-10757344 (BBC) //www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/25/afghanistan-war-logs-military-leaks ("The Guardian") //www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,708314,00.html ("Der Spiegel") //www.nytimes.com/2010/07/26/world/asia/26warlogs.html?_r=1pagewanted=all ("The New York Times")

Saturday, July 26, 2008

A series of bomb blasts in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, kills 30 and injures over 100 people. //www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080058856 (NDTV)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

NASA confirms that it discovered the apparent sabotage of a non-critical component of the International Space Station due to be carried up by the Space Shuttle Endeavour on August 7. //edition.cnn.com/2007/US/07/26/nasa.computers.reut/index.html?eref=rss_topstories (CNN)

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Mumbai, India receives 99.5 cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days.

Saturday, July 26, 2003

The electorate of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma approves a new constitution redesignating the tribe Cherokee Nation without of Oklahoma and specifically disenfranchising the Cherokee Freedmen.

Monday, July 26, 1999

The last Checker taxi cab is retired in New York City and auctioned off for approximately $135,000.

Sunday, July 26, 1992

Iraq agrees to allow U.N. weapons inspectors to search the Iraqi Agricultural Ministry building in Baghdad. When inspectors arrive on July 28 and 29, they found nothing and voice suspicions that Iraqi records had been removed.
The ex-Soviet Republic of Georgia becomes the 179th member of the United Nations.
Thai AirwaysFlight 311 operated by Airbus A310-300 crashes into a mountain north of Kathmandu, Nepal killing all 113 people on board.
China General Aviation Flight 7552 bound for Xiamen crashes soon after taking off from Nanjing Dajiaochang Airport, killing 108 of the 116 people on board.

Thursday, July 26, 1990

Cold War: Belarus declares its sovereignty, a key step toward independence from the USSR.
U.S. President George H. W. Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act, designed to protect disabled Americans from discrimination.
The parliament building and a government television house in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago are stormed by the Jamaat al Muslimeen in a coup d\'état attempt which lasts 5 days. Approximately 26 to 30 people are killed and several wounded (including then Prime Minister, A. N. R. Robinson, who is shot in the leg).

Wednesday, July 26, 1989

A federal grand jury indicts Cornell University student Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. for releasing a computer virus, making him the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Monday, July 26, 1976

Delegates attending an American Legion convention at The Bellevue Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, begin falling ill with a form of pneumonia: this will eventually be recognised as the first outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and will end in the deaths of 29 attendees.
The United Kingdom breaks diplomatic relations with Uganda.
In Los Angeles, Ronald Reagan announces his choice of liberal U.S. Senator Richard Schweiker as his vice presidential running mate, in an effort to woo moderate Republican delegates away from President Gerald Ford.

Monday, July 26, 1971

"Apollo 15" (carrying astronauts David Scott, Alfred Worden, and James Irwin) is launched.

Saturday, July 26, 1969

The New York Chapter of the Young Lords was founded

Friday, July 26, 1968

Vietnam War: South Vietnamese opposition leader Truong Dinh Dzu is sentenced to 5 years hard labor, for advocating the formation of a coalition government as a way to move toward an end to the war.

Tuesday, July 26, 1966

Lord Gardiner issues the Practice Statement in the House of Lords, stating that the House is not bound to follow its own previous precedent.

Monday, July 26, 1965

The Maldives receive full independence from Great Britain.

Thursday, July 26, 1956

Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal sparking international condemnation.

Saturday, July 26, 1952

Eva Peron the so-called Spiritual Leader of Argentina dies at 33 years of age at exactly 8:25 in the evening.

Thursday, July 26, 1951

Monday, July 26, 1948

U.S. President Truman signs "Executive Order 9981", ending racial segregation in the United States Armed Forces.

Saturday, July 26, 1947

Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 into law, creating the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council.

Thursday, July 26, 1945

Winston Churchill resigns as the United Kingdom's Prime Minister after his Conservative Party is soundly defeated by the Labour Party in the 1945 general election. Clement Attlee becomes the new Prime Minister. It is the first time that Labour has governed Britain with a commons majority.
The Potsdam Declaration demands Japan's unconditional surrender Article 12 permitting Japan to retain the reign of the Emperor has been deleted by President Truman.ref name=nuclearfiles1940/

Wednesday, July 26, 1944

WWII: A Messerschmitt Me 262 becomes the first jet fighter aircraft to have an operational victory.

Sunday, July 26, 1931

The millennialist Bible Student movement adopts the name Jehovah's Witnesses at a meeting in Columbus, Ohio.
The 1931 China floods reach their peak in possibly the deadliest natural disaster yet recorded
The millennialist Bible Student movement adopts the name Jehovah's Witnesses at a meeting in Columbus, Ohio.

Saturday, July 26, 1930

Charles Creighton and James Hargis of Missouri begin their return journey to Los Angeles, driving 11,555 km using only a reverse gear the trip lasts the next 42 days.

Monday, July 26, 1926

In New York, the Warner Brothers' Vitaphone system premieres with the movie "Don Juan" starring John Barrymore.
A weather map is televised for the first time, sent from NAA Arlington to the Weather Bureau Office in Washington, D.C.
The National Bar Association incorporates in the United States.
Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel from France to England.
The British miners' union begins negotiations with the government

Monday, July 26, 1920

Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa takes over Sabina and contacts de la Huerta to offer his conditional surrender. He signs his surrender on July 28.

Sunday, July 26, 1896

Saturday, July 26, 1890

In Buenos Aires, the ''Revolución del Parque'' takes place, forcing President Juárez Celman's resignation.
In Buenos Aires, the "Revolución del Parque" takes place, forcing President Juárez Celman's resignation.

Tuesday, July 26, 1887

August ndash The earliest constituent of the U.S. National Institutes of Health is established at the Marine Hospital, Staten Island, as the Laboratory of Hygiene.
Blackpool F.C. is created in England.

Friday, July 26, 1878

In California, the poet and American West outlaw calling himself Black Bart makes his last clean getaway when he steals a safe box from a Wells Fargo stagecoach. The empty box is found later with a taunting poem inside.

Sunday, July 26, 1863

American Civil War ndash Morgan's Raid: At Salineville, Ohio, Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and 375 of his volunteers are captured by Union forces.
American Civil War ndash Morgan\'s Raid: At Salineville, Ohio, Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and 375 of his volunteers are captured by Union forces.

Friday, July 26, 1861

American Civil War: George B. McClellan assumes command of the Army of the Potomac following the disastrous Union defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run.
American Civil War: In order to help pay for the war effort, the United States government issues the first income tax as part of the Revenue Act of 1861 (3% of all incomes over US $800 rescinded in 1872).
The U.S. Army abolishes flogging.

Wednesday, July 26, 1848

Monday, July 26, 1847

Liberia gains independence.

Saturday, July 26, 1845

August 10 ndash Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s iron steamship "Great Britain" makes the Transatlantic Crossing from Liverpool to New York, the first screw propelled vessel to make the passage.

Wednesday, July 26, 1826

The last "auto-da-fé" is held in Valencia.
August ndash The town of Crawford Notch suffers a landslide. Those killed include the Willey family, after whom Mount Willey is named.

Friday, July 26, 1822

Wednesday, July 26, 1820

Opening of Union Chain Bridge across the River Tweed between England and Scotland, a wrought ironsuspension bridge designed by Captain Samuel Brown. Its span of 449 ft (137 m) is the world's longest for a vehicular bridge at this time.

Tuesday, July 26, 1803

The wagonway between Wandsworth and Croydon is opened, being the first public railway line in England.

Saturday, July 26, 1788

New York ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the eleventh U.S. state.

Wednesday, July 26, 1775

The Second Continental Congress appoints Benjamin Franklin to be the first Postmaster General of what later becomes the United States Post Office Department.

Thursday, July 26, 1759

Seven Years' War (French and Indian War): At the southern end of Lake Chlain, British forces capture Fort Carillon from French, and rename it Fort Ticonderoga.
Seven Years\\' War (French and Indian War): At the southern end of Lake Chlain, British forces capture Fort Carillon from French, and rename it Fort Ticonderoga.

Tuesday, July 26, 1757

Seven Years\\' War ndash Battle of Hastenbeck: An Anglo-Hanoverian army under the Duke of Cumberland is defeated by the French under Louis d'Estrées and forced out of Hanover.

Monday, July 26, 1745

The first recorded women's cricket match took place near Guildford, England

Wednesday, July 26, 1690

French landing party raids and burns Teignmouth in Devon, England. However, with the loss of James II's position in Ireland, any plans for a real invasion are soon shelved and Teignmouth is the last-ever French attack on England.

Saturday, July 16, 1575 (Julianian calendar)

Wednesday, July 16, 1533 (Julianian calendar)

Inca Atahualpa is executed by garotte at the orders of Francisco Pizarro in Cajamarca.

Wednesday, July 17, 1476 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Valea Albă: The Moldavians are defeated by the Ottoman army of Mehmed the Conqueror.

Monday, July 17, 1469 (Julianian calendar)

Tuesday, July 22, 811 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Pliska: Nicephorus I is defeated by the Bulgar khan Krum, and is succeeded by Stauracius as Byzantine emperor.

Sunday, July 23, 657 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Siffin: Ali Ben Abu Talib fights Muawiyah over the Caliphate of Islam and captures Anbar.
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