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26 July

657 – Syria – Battle of Siffin began (First Fitna). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Siffin

811 – Byzantine Empire – Battle of Pliska (Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pliska

1469 – England – Battle of Edgecote Moor (Wars of the Roses). http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/warsoftheroses/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=13

1471 – Rome – Pope Paul II died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Paul_II

1509 – Vijayangagara Empire – Krishnadevaraya became Emperor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krishnadevaraya

1745 – GB – First recorded women’s cricket match played near Guildford. http://ezinearticles.com/?The-History-of-Womens-Cricket&id=7189532

1758 – Canada – Siege of Louisbourg ended (French and Indian Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Louisbourg_(1758)

1759 – America – Battle of Fort Niagara ended (French and Indian War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Niagara

1788 – USA – New York became the 11th State. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/ratny.asp


1803 – UK – The Surrey Iron Railway opened in south London. https://youtu.be/leQbPyiFonY http://www.railalbum.co.uk/early-railways/surrey-iron-railway.htm

1822 – Greece – Battle of Dervenakia began (Greek War of Independence). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dervenakia

1847 – Liberia – Independence from USA. https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/liberia

1863 – USA – Morgan’s Raid ended (American Civil War). http://www.in.gov/history/3993.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan%27s_Raid

1897 – India – Siege of Malakand began (Anglo-Afghan Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Malakand

1937 – Mexico – Earthquake measuring 7.3Mw, epicentre in Veracruz, 34 killed.

1941 – USSR – Soviet Air Force plane crashed at Lake Sig, Tver Region, 7 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19410726-0

1943 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Hamburg (Operation Gomorrah – WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Hamburg_in_World_War_II

1944 – Greenland – USAAF plane missing off coast, 26 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440726-0

1944 – USA – USAAF plane crashed at Merriam, KS, 3 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440726-2

1945 – Thailand – HMS Vestal hit by Kamakazi, and scuttled (WWII). http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?14141

1945 – UK – Clement Attlee became Prime Minister (Labour). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/clement-attlee

1952 – Egypt – King Farouk abdicated in favour of his son Fuad II. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farouk_of_Egypt  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuad_II_of_Egypt


1953 – Cuba – Cuban Revolution began. https://youtu.be/q-KfAJuVANY WARNING! Videos contain scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_Revolution

1953 – USA – Short Creek Raid. http://life.time.com/history/short-creek-raid-photos-arizona-polygamy-mormon/#1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Creek_raid

1958 – USA – Explorer 4 Satellite launched. http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1958-005A

1963 – Yugoslavia – Earthquake measuring 6.1Mw, epicentre in Skopje, 1,100 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/26/newsid_2721000/2721635.stm


1963 – USA – Syncom 2 Satellite launched. https://youtu.be/1iGYtxW3WcE http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1963-031A

1965 – Maldives – Independence from UK. http://countrystudies.us/maldives/1.htm

1968 – USA – Glenville Riots ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenville_shootout

1971 – Solomon Islands – Earthquake.


1971 – USA – Apollo 15 launched. https://youtu.be/rXYjVs_3Cb0 http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo15.html

1993 – South Korea – Asiana Airlines Flight 733 crashed in Haenam, 78 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19930726-1

1993 – USA – Bombardier Aerospace test flight crashed in Wichita, Kansas, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19930726-2


2005 – USA – Space Shuttle Discovery launched. https://youtu.be/N_rbEqVjS6k http://www.nasa.gov/returntoflight/main/

2008 – India – Bombing in Ahmedabad, 56 killed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/2463311/India-blasts-Sixteen-bombs-in-Ahmedabad-leave-45-dead-and-India-on-high-security-alert.html

2009 – Nigeria – Boko Haram Uprising began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Boko_Haram_uprising

2015 – Canada – Summer XVII Pan American Games ended. http://www.toronto2015.org/

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1909 – Summer Pageant, held in Museum Gardens started.