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July 26 – A Day as Today | Discover what happened A day like Today in the World: Who was born on July 26? Who died on July 26? What is celebrated on July 26? Historical events of July 26 in Dorian’s Secrets: The Eternal Youth Magazine!

Ephemeris of July 26:

In the Gregorian Calendar, July 26 is the 207th
(Two-hundredth seventh) day of the year.

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Quote of the Day…

Walker, there is no path, the path is made by walking.

— Antonio Machado
Spanish writer and poet (born July 26, 1875)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

July 26 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 711: in the battle of Guadalete, Muslim troops that invaded the Iberian Peninsula defeat Rodrigo (king of the Visigoths in Hispania).
  • 920: near Pamplona (Spain) the Muslims defeat the Navarrese-Leonese Christian alliance in the battle of Valdejunquera.
  • 1139: Alfonso I of Portugal is acclaimed King of Portugal and proclaims the independence of the Kingdom of León.
  • 1309: Henry VII is recognized as “King of the Romans” by Pope Clement V.
  • 1364: Pedro IV of Aragón issues an execution order against Bernardo II de Cabrera for treason.
  • 1527: Coro is founded in Venezuela, the oldest city in this country and seat of the first bishopric of South America.
  • 1529: capitulation between Carlos I of Spain and Francisco Pizarro for which he is appointed governor and captain general of Nueva Castilla, current territory of Peru.
  • 1533: in Cajamarca, the Spanish execute the Inca Atahualpa on charges of ordering the torture and murder of his brother Huáscar, and conspiracy to kill thousands of Incas and Spaniards. Initially condemned to the stake, to avoid the penalty he was baptized, changing the penalty for the vile garrote (strangulation with an iron collar).
  • 1581: the rebellious provinces of the Netherlands sign the Act of Abjuration, formally declaring their independence.
  • 1582: Spain, with a fleet led by Álvaro de Bazán, defeats France, England and Venice in the battle of Terceira Island, in the Atlantic.
  • 1702: in Santa Vittoria, Felipe V of Spain and the Duke of Vendôme defeat the allies.
  • 1822: in the port of Guayaquil (Ecuador) the Argentine general José de San Martín and the Venezuelan Simón Bolívar meet.
  • 1844: in Spain the conservative government of Ramón María Narváez suspends the confiscation measures and the sale of nationalized ecclesiastical assets.
  • 1847: Liberia (Africa) becomes independent from the United States (which will only recognize it in 1862).
  • 1847: in the atrium of the church of Santa Ana, in Valladolid (Mexico), the Government hanged the Mayan independence leader Manuel Ay. This will trigger the Mayan War of Independence, until 1901.
  • 1857: in La Felguera (Asturias, Spain) the Fábrica Duro y Compañía, current Duro Felguera, is established, which became the most important steel center in Spain.
  • 1858: in Barcelona a bullfight is held exclusively by female bullfighters.
  • 1881: in Caracas (Venezuela), the newspaper La Opinion Nacional publishes a letter addressed by José Martí to Fausto Teodoro de Aldrey.
  • 1882: in Bayreuth (Germany) the opera Parsifal (by Richard Wagner) is premiered.
  • 1883: the Spanish Cortes, with a liberal majority, approve a new press law.
  • 1887: in Warsaw (Poland), Lázaro Zamenhof publishes the book Internacia lingvo en Esperanto.
  • 1890: in Buenos Aires, the Civil Union carried out the Park Revolution, the prelude to the creation of the Radical Civic Union.
  • 1904: The narrow gauge Basque-Asturian railway is inaugurated in Spain.
  • 1908: the German driver Köppen, at the wheel of a Protos car, arrives in Paris as the winner of the car race Around the world, held for five months.
  • 1909: Tragic Week begins in Barcelona.
  • 1914: Serbia and Bulgaria break relations.
  • 1915: in Chile, Juan Luis Sanfuentes is elected president.
  • 1921: in the War of Morocco, the last Spanish defenders of the position of Sidi Dris die.
  • 1922: France receives a mandate from the League of Nations on Syria and the United Kingdom another on Palestine.
  • 1923: in Chile, the Government imposes several fines on publishers, printers and booksellers for violating the law that combats the publication and sale of “immoral” works.
  • 1924: a decree is approved granting the operation of the telephone throughout Spain to the National Telephone Company.
  • 1925: in Saint Petersburg (Soviet Union) the Petrovsky Stadium is inaugurated.
  • 1927: in Valencia, the bullfighter Marcial Lalanda suffers a serious fuck.
  • 1931: the Bishop of Barcelona, ​​Manuel Irurita, publishes a pastoral in which he affirms that the Catholic Church cannot go against the legitimate rights of workers.
  • 1931: Chilean President Carlos Ibáñez del Campo resigns from office amid a political crisis.
  • 1932: Elly Beinhorn arrives in Berlin after completing her flight around the world.
  • 1933: the Reich Government enacts a sterilization law in order to improve the German race.
  • 1933: in Cuba, President Gerardo Machado grants an amnesty and restores constitutional guarantees.
  • 1936: the Axis Powers decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War in support of Franco.
  • 1937: the battle of Brunete concludes, with the triumph of the Francoist forces, during the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1939: Washington denounces the trade agreement with Japan.
  • 1941: General Douglas MacArthur is sent to the Philippines as commander of US forces in the Far East.
  • 1942: British aviation bombards Hamburg and Duisburg with 175,000 incendiary bombs.
  • 1942: the Mexican ship Oaxaca is sunk by the German submarine U-171 off the coast of Corpus Christi.
  • 1945: the United Nations constituent meeting is held in New York.
  • 1945: after the victory of the Labor Party (United Kingdom) in the elections held in the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill presents his resignation and is replaced by Clement Attlee.
  • 1946: in Nuremberg (Germany), the US chief prosecutor, Jackson, demands the conviction of all the Nazi defendants in the Nuremberg Trials, as responsible for the deaths of 12 million people.
  • 1947: in Spain, the dictator Francisco Franco sanctions the Succession Law at the Head of State.
  • 1950: Near the village of Nogun-Ri, 160 km southeast of Seoul (South Korea), it happens on the first day of the No Gun Ri Massacre: American soldiers kill about 300 South Korean refugees over three days , mostly women and children.
  • 1952: in Egypt, King Faruq I, is forced to abdicate in favor of his son Fuad II, who had to be assisted by a regency council.
  • 1952: in the city of Buenos Aires, the first lady (wife of the president) Eva Perón dies of cancer at the age of 33.
  • 1953: in Santiago de Cuba a group of young Cubans – under the command of Fidel Castro – assault the Moncada barracks. The tyrant Fulgencio Batista –who was in Varadero to deliver the Varadero de Remos Cup, as was customary since 1914– hides upon learning of the assault, reappears after being frustrated and orders a massacre in which a large part of the victims are murdered and tortured. muggers.
  • 1956: in Egypt, the Government nationalizes the Suez Canal.
  • 1958: The United States launches the Explorer VI satellite into space.
  • 1958: in the Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean), the United States detonates its atomic bomb Olive, of 202 kilotons. It is the 151st bomb out of 1,132 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1958: in the same Enewetak Atoll, the United States detonates its Pine bomb, 2000 kilotons. By comparison, the Hiroshima atomic bomb was equivalent to 13 kilotons.
  • 1960: Vice President Richard Nixon is appointed Republican presidential candidate.
  • 1960: In the Crucero de la Cuchilla, 10 km west of the city of Alquízar (Havana province) – in the framework of the terrorist attacks organized by the US CIA – a group of Cuban “bandits” assassinate the militiaman Eulalio Piloto Fumero when he was on duty.
  • 1961: in Cuba, the Government announces the unification of all political organizations in the United Party of the Socialist Revolution of Cuba.
  • 1961: at the La Permuta farm, near the Táyaba neighborhood of the city of Sancti Spíritus (Cuba), a group of Cuban “bandits” led by Ramón del Sol and El Buitre (Vicente Hernández) ―in the framework of the terrorist attacks organized by the US CIA – they assassinate the peasant Celestino Rivero Darí and wound the literacy brigade Ramón García Guerra (15 years old).
  • 1961: in the city of Sancti Spíritus (Cuba), a group of Cuban “bandits” – in the framework of the terrorist attacks organized by the US CIA – assassinate the peasant Alfredo Pérez.
  • 1963: the US synchronous telecommunications satellite, Syncom 2, enters orbit.
  • 1965: Maldives becomes independent from the United Kingdom
  • 1967: Ecuador breaks diplomatic relations with Haiti, due to the serious human rights violations perpetrated by the François Duvalier dictatorship.
  • 1968: in Mexico, the Government sends the police and the army against a demonstration of 50,000 unarmed students, the 1968 Movement in Mexico, which would end in the massacre in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas (Plaza de Tlatelolco) on October 2 from 1968.
  • 1971: Apollo 15 takes off. Seventh manned mission to the Moon and fourth to land on the moon.
  • 1974: Spanish boxer Perico Fernández is proclaimed the new European champion of super light weights.
  • 1974: Pedro Rafael Manjarrés Romero is born (Valledupar, Cesar, July 26, 1974) better known as Peter Manjarrés, he is a Colombian dentist and singer of Vallenata music. 1 Manjarrés is part of the Vallenato Nueva Ola.
  • 1975: in Portugal, the Movement of the Armed Forces distributes power in a triumvirate formed by General Costa Gomes (“President of the Republic”), General Vasco Gonçalves (“Prime Minister”) and General Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho .
  • 1975: the presidents of Bolivia, Hugo Banzer, and of Uruguay, Juan María Bordaberry, sign the act of bilateral understanding.
  • 1977: the National Assembly of Quebec (Canada) imposes the use of French in the Administration.
  • 1977: Adolfo Suárez ensures the possibility of governing by decree law, by defeating the proposals of the PSOE and the PCE in Congress.
  • 1978: the world’s first test tube baby is born in Oldham (Great Britain), after a successful in vitro fertilization.
  • 1978: in Madrid (Spain), the police arrest twelve members of GRAPO.
  • 1978: in Havana (Cuba) the radio station Radio Ciudad is inaugurated.
  • 1979: in Ecuador the Sangay National Park (natural heritage of humanity) is created.
  • 1982: the Spanish Senate approves the Navarrese Foral Improvement Law.
  • 1984: the Uruguayan military government politically rehabilitates almost all of the left-wing militants, except Wilson Ferreira Aldunate and Gonzalo Muñoz Sanz.
  • 1984: twelve European businessmen manage to collect bail in 48 hours to pay the provisional release of José María Ruiz-Mateos.
  • 1984: the National Professional Football League (LaLiga) is created, in order to obtain a better organization of the First and Second Division of Spain.
  • 1987: Southern Europe is affected by an intense Saharan heat wave, which kills more than a thousand people.
  • 1987: in France, the Spanish cyclist Pedro Delgado finishes the Tour de France in second position, just 40 seconds behind the Irishman Stephen Roche.
  • 1989: in Almería (Spain) the Unión Deportiva Almería is founded.
  • 1990: Operation Dragon begins in the Federal Republic of Germany, ending twenty years of US chemical weapons presence.
  • 1992: in France, the cyclist Miguel Induráin wins the Tour de France for the second time in a row.
  • 1993: in Italy, the Christian Democracy is reconverted into the new Popular Party.
  • 1994: in Russia, President Borís Yeltsin agrees to withdraw Russian troops from Estonia.
  • 1996: at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, the Ecuadorian athlete Jefferson Pérez triumphs in the 20 km athletic walk competition, achieving the first gold medal for Ecuador.
  • 1998: in London, the two great telecommunications giants, AT&T and British Telecom, seal a merger agreement.
  • 1998: In Cambodia, an attack by the Khmer Rouge guerrillas tarnishes the first free elections in 30 years.
  • 1999: in Spain, Judge Baltasar Garzón, in collaboration with the Central Judicial Police Unit, dismantles an international network for the rapid fattening of cattle with prohibited products that are seriously harmful to health.
  • 1999: Mexican writer Sergio Pitol wins the Juan Rulfo Ibero-American and Caribbean Literature Prize.
  • 2000: in Vizcaya (Basque Country) the terrorist group ETA places a sticky bomb with two kilos of dynamite in the car of the only PP deputy in Abadiano, Agustín Ramos Vallejo. The intervention of his bodyguard, who checked the underside of the car and detected the device, prevented the attack.
  • 2000: in Colombia the political movement MIRA (Independent Movement of Absolute Renovation) is constituted.
  • 2001: at the international airport of Malaga (Spain), the National Police manages to deactivate a car bomb planted by the terrorist group ETA.
  • 2002: in Bolivia, the winner of the presidential elections, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada signs a government pact with the MIR of former president Jaime Paz Zamora that ensures the appointment in Parliament as the new president of the Republic.
  • 2003: Spanish mountaineer Juan Oiarzabal crowns the Hidden Peak and equals the record of Reinhold Messner, the only one to climb eighteen times an eight-thousandth.
  • 2004: the Spanish writer Juan Goytisolo wins the Juan Rulfo Prize.
  • 2005: In the United States, NASA launches Discovery, the first space shuttle to travel into space after the Columbia disaster in February 2003.
  • 2005: near the French border with Belgium, the French police detain two men allegedly related to the attacks of March 11, 2004 in Madrid.
  • 2012: in Mexico the Federal Investigation Agency disappears giving way to the Federal Ministerial Police.
  • 2016: the Sagamihara massacre takes place in Japan, where 19 people are stabbed to death.
  • 2017: in Japan the Fairy Tail manga is finished with a total of 63 compilation volumes, thus making Fairy Tail one of the great Shōnen of the Anime / Manga universe.
  • 2021: Skate-boarding debuted in Tokyo 2020 as an Olympic sport and the first gold medal in this discipline went to the young Japanese athlete Momiji Nishiya, just 13 years old, while the bronze medal went to her compatriot Funa Nakayama, 16 years old. and finally the silver medal went to 13-year-old Brazilian Rayssa Leal. Pure history.
  • 2021: at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Philippine weightlifter Hidilyn Díaz became the Olympic champion after winning the women’s 55kg event lifting a total of 224kg (97kg snatch and 127 in two-time). The feat was historic for being the first gold medal in more than 100 years of Olympic history for the Philippines.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

July 26 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1016: Kazimierz I Odnowiciel, Polish King (d. 1058).
  • 1030: Stanislaus of Krakow, Polish bishop canonized by the Catholic Church (d. 1076).
  • 1308: Stephen Uroš IV Dušan, Serbian Emperor (d. 1355).
  • 1439: Sigismund of Bavaria, German nobleman, Duke of Bavaria-Munich between 1460 and 1467 (d. 1501).
  • 1469: Ferdinand II, Neapolitan King (d. 1496).
  • 1565: Marquard Freher, German jurist, writer and statesman (d. 1614).
  • 1586: Diego de Colmenares, Spanish historian (d. 1651).
  • 1602: Sister Ana de los Ángeles Monteagudo, Peruvian nun (d. 1686).
  • 1678: Joseph I of Habsburg, German King (d. 1711).
  • 1727: Horatio Gates, American general (d. 1806).
  • 1739: George Clinton, American politician (d. 1812).
  • 1756: María Ana Fitzherbert, British aristocrat (d. 1837).
  • 1782: John Field, Irish composer and pianist (d. 1837).
  • 1787: Theodor Friedrich Ludwig Nees von Esenbeck, German botanist and pharmacologist (d. 1837).
  • 1791: Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (53), Austrian composer, son of Mozart (d. 1844).
  • 1791: Francisco José Debali, Hungarian composer (d. 1859).
  • 1796: George Catlin, American painter (d. 1872).
  • 1800: Octave Tassaert, French engraver (d. 1874).
  • 1801: Maria Röhl, Swedish painter (d. 1875).
  • 1802: Mariano Arista, politician and Mexican president between 1851 and 1853 (d. 1855).
  • 1802: Constantino Brumidi, Italian-American painter (d. 1880).
  • 1817: Bernhard Windscheid, German jurist (d. 1892).
  • 1822: Jakob Dubs, Swiss politician (d. 1879).
  • 1829: Auguste Beernaert, Belgian statesman, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1909 (d. 1912).
  • 1829: Alexander Henry Rhind, Scottish lawyer, historian, geologist and archaeologist (d. 1863).
  • 1847: Adriano Cecioni, Italian sculptor and painter (d. 1836).
  • 1847: Alfred Marshall, British economist (d. 1924).
  • 1855: Philipp Scheidemann, German politician (d. 1939).
  • 1855: Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist (d. 1936).
  • 1856: George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright and journalist, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925 (d. 1950).
  • 1861: Vazha-Pshavela, Georgian writer (d. 1915).
  • 1861: Martha Bernays, German woman (d. 1951), wife of the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud.
  • 1866: Militza of Montenegro, Montenegrin aristocrat (d. 1951).
  • 1870: Ignacio Zuloaga, Spanish painter (d. 1945).
  • 1872: Amedeo Bassi, Italian tenor (d. 1949).
  • 1872: Maria Dahl, German zoologist (d. 1972).
  • 1874: Sergei Kusevitsky, Russian conductor and double bass player (d. 1951).
  • 1875: Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychiatrist, psychologist, philosopher and essayist (d. 1961).
  • 1875: Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (d. 1939).
  • 1876: Rosina Anselmi, Italian actress (d. 1965).
  • 1877: Ernst Hoppenberg, German swimmer (d. 1937).
  • 1881: James Cecil Parke, British tennis player (d. 1946).
  • 1882: Verner Weckman, Finnish Olympic wrestler (d. 1968).
  • 1886: Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (d. 1965).
  • 1888: Nat Agar, Anglo-American soccer player, coach and referee (d. 1978).
  • 1888: Marcel Jouhandeau, French writer (d. 1979).
  • 1890: Seiichi Itō, Japanese admiral (d. 1945).
  • 1892: Francisco Álvarez, Argentine actor (d. 1960).
  • 1892: Philipp Jarnach, French composer of Spanish origin (d. 1982).
  • 1893: George Grosz, German painter (d. 1959).
  • 1893: Eric Robertson Dodds, Irish essayist and historian (d. 1979).
  • 1894: Aldous Huxley, British writer and philosopher (d. 1963).
  • 1895: Richard Eric Holttum, British botanist (d. 1990).
  • 1895: Gracie Allen, American actress (d. 1964).
  • 1895: Jankel Adler, Polish painter and printmaker (d. 1949).
  • 1895: Jane Bunford, British woman, the tallest person in the history of that country (d. 1922).
  • 1895: Kenneth Harlan, American actor (d. 1967).
  • 1897: Paul Gallico, American writer and sports journalist (d. 1976).
  • 1897: Jacobo Gapp, Austrian Catholic priest (d. 1943).
  • 1901: Umberto Caligaris, Italian footballer and coach (d. 1940).
  • 1902: Hugo Schrader, German actor (f. 1993).
  • 1903: Elsa Merlini, Italian actress (d. 1983).
  • 1906: Gori Muñoz, Spanish set designer (d. 1978).
  • 1907: Lucia Joyce, daughter of the Irish writer James Joyce and Nora Barnacle (d. 1982).
  • 1909ː Ida Mandenova, Russian botanist, taxonomist and explorer (d. 1995)
  • 1909: Vance lived, American actress and singer (d. 1979).
  • 1910: Anita Blanch, Mexican actress of Spanish origin (d. 1983).
  • 1912: George Kubler, American art historian (d. 1996).
  • 1914: Raymond P. Ahlquist, American scientist (d. 1983).
  • 1914: Juan Francisco Fresno, Chilean bishop (d. 2004).
  • 1917: Alberta Adams, American singer (d. 2014).
  • 1917: Julio de Pablo, Spanish artist (d. 2009).
  • 1919: James Lovelock, British scientist.
  • 1919: Luboš Perek, Czech astronomer (d. 2020).
  • 1920: Rupert Hall, British historian (d. 2009).
  • 1921: Jean Shepherd, American writer (d. 1999).
  • 1921: Amedeo Amadei, Italian footballer (d. 2013).
  • 1922: Blake Edwards, American filmmaker (d. 2010).
  • 1922: Jason Robards, American film actor (d. 2000).
  • 1922: Chairil Anwar, Indonesian poet (d. 1949).
  • 1922: Gilberto Agustoni, Swiss cardinal (d. 2017).
  • 1923: Guillermo Guerrero, Argentine cartoonist (d. 2009).
  • 1923: Ananías Maidana, Paraguayan politician (d. 2010).
  • 1924: Horacio Torres, Uruguayan painter (d. 1976).
  • 1925: Ana María Campoy, Argentine actress (f. 2006).
  • 1925: Ana María Matute, Spanish novelist (d. 2014).
  • 1925: Joseph Engelberger, American physicist, engineer and entrepreneur (d. 2015).
  • 1927: Joan Reventós, Spanish politician (d. 2004).
  • 1926: James Best, American actor (d. 2015).
  • 1928: Stanley Kubrick, American filmmaker (d. 1999).
  • 1928: Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician (d. 2010).
  • 1928: Elliott Erwitt, American photographer.
  • 1928: Joseph Jackson, manager and former American guitarist (d. 2018).
  • 1928: Peter Lougheed, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 2012).
  • 1929: Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian-French pianist (d. 2012).
  • 1931: Telê Santana, Brazilian soccer player and coach (d. 2006).
  • 1933: Edmund S. Phelps, American economist, 2006 Nobel Prize winner in economics.
  • 1934: Reinaldo Gargano, Uruguayan politician and journalist (f. 2013).
  • 1937: Günther Jakobs, German jurist.
  • 1937: Hélio Oiticica, Brazilian painter (d. 1980).
  • 1938: Martin Koeman, Dutch footballer (d. 2013).
  • 1939: John Howard, Australian politician, prime minister between 1996 and 2007.
  • 1939: Rogelio Polesello, Argentine painter and sculptor (d. 2014).
  • 1940: César Calvo, Peruvian poet (d. 2000).
  • 1940: Aurelio González Puente, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1940: Jean-Luc Nancý, French philosopher.
  • 1940: Jürgen Kurbjuhn, German footballer (d. 2014).
  • 1940: Brigitte Hamann, German-Austrian historian and writer (d. 2016).
  • 1940: Zvonko Petričević, Serbian basketball player (d. 2009).
  • 1941: Gian Franco Pagliaro, Italian singer-songwriter (d. 2012).
  • 1941: Brenton Wood, American singer-songwriter.
  • 1941: Ana Griselda Vegas, Venezuelan model, Miss Venezuela in 1961.
  • 1941: Alejandro Suárez, actor and Mexican comedian.
  • 1943: Mick Jagger, British rock musician, leader of the band The Rolling Stones.
  • 1943: Peter Hyams, American filmmaker and screenwriter.
  • 1943: Jaume Sobrequés, Spanish historian and politician.
  • 1944: José Antonio Maldonado, Spanish meteorologist.
  • 1945: Helen Mirren, British actress.
  • 1945: Panagiotis Pikramenos, Greek Prime Minister in 2012.
  • 1945: Metin Çekmez, Turkish actor.
  • 1946: Emilio de Villota, Spanish Formula 1 driver.
  • 1946: Mike Davis, American basketball player.
  • 1947: Alejandra Da Passano, Argentine actress (d. 2014).
  • 1947: Juan Gómez Voglino, Argentine soccer player, nationalized Colombian.
  • 1947: Jaime Semprún, French writer, essayist, translator and editor of Spanish origin (d. 2010).
  • 1948: Chiquetete, Spanish singer (f. 2018).
  • 1949: Cronwell Jara, Peruvian writer.
  • 1949: Thaksin Shinawatra, Thai Prime Minister.
  • 1949: Roger Taylor, British drummer, of the Queen band.
  • 1950: Susan George, British actress.
  • 1951: Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, German politician.
  • 1952: Heiner Brand, German handball player and coach.
  • 1953: Felix Magath, German footballer and coach.
  • 1954: Luis Bruschtein, Argentine journalist.
  • 1954: Vitas Gerulaitis, American tennis player.
  • 1954: Leo Maslíah, Uruguayan humorist, musician and writer.
  • 1954: Leonardo Daniel, Mexican actor.
  • 1955: Asif Ali Zardari, businessman, politician and former Pakistani president.
  • 1957: Nana Visitor, American actress.
  • 1957: Santi Santamaria, Spanish cook (d. 2011).
  • 1957: Yuen Biao, Chinese martial arts actor and choreographer.
  • 1957: Jesús Barrero, Mexican dubbing actor (d. 2016).
  • 1959: Kevin Spacey, American actor.
  • 1959: Úrsula Prats, Mexican actress.
  • 1960: Daniele Luchetti, Italian filmmaker
  • 1960: Lucio Pietroniro, former Belgian motorcycle racer.
  • 1961: Gary Cherone, American singer, of the Extreme band.
  • 1961: David Heyman, English film producer.
  • 1962: Fernando Grande-Marlaska, Spanish magistrate and politician.
  • 1963: Rosie Owen, actress, American singer.
  • 1964: Sandra Bullock, American actress.
  • 1964: Flavio Cianciarulo, Argentine musician, of the band Los Fabulosos Cadillacs.
  • 1965: Vladimir Cruz, Cuban actor, screenwriter and filmmaker, actor of Fresa y chocolate.
  • 1965: Ana García Siñeriz, Spanish television presenter.
  • 1965: Jim Lindberg, American singer and songwriter, of the band Pennywise.
  • 1965: Jeremy Piven, American actor.
  • 1966: Anna Rita Del Piano, actress and Italian theater director.
  • 1967: Jason Statham, British actor and former Olympian.
  • 1968: Olivia Williams, British actress.
  • 1971: Andrea Fortunato, Italian footballer.
  • 1971: Cecilia Tijerina, Mexican actress.
  • 1972: Leticia Brédice, Argentine actress.
  • 1972: Carlos Morell, Argentine singer.
  • 1972: Flavio César, Mexican actor and singer.
  • 1972: Spencer Wilding, Welsh actor.
  • 1973: Kate Beckinsale, British actress.
  • 1973: Valeria Pivato, screenwriter, producer and director of Argentine cinema.
  • 1973: Lenka Šarounová, Czech astronomer.
  • 1973: Cecilia Tijerina, Mexican actress.
  • 1974: Daniel Negreanu, Canadian poker player.
  • 1974: Martín Basso, Argentine motor racing driver.
  • 1974: Sam Beam, American singer-songwriter.
  • 1976: Pável Pardo, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1976: Cristina Medina, Spanish actress.
  • 1976: Danny Ortiz, Guatemalan soccer player (f. 2004)
  • 1977: Martin Laursen, Danish footballer.
  • 1977: Manuel Witting, Austrian actor.
  • 1978: Kevin Kim, American tennis player of Korean descent.
  • 1979: Paul Freier, German footballer.
  • 1979: Madeleine West, Australian actress.
  • 1980: Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand politician, prime minister since 2017.
  • 1980: Dave Baksh, Canadian guitarist, of the band Sum 41.
  • 1980: Daniel Quintero Calle, electronic engineer, software entrepreneur and former Colombian vice-minister, mayor of Medellín since 2020.
  • 1981: Abe Forsythe, Australian actor, film director and screenwriter.
  • 1981: Maicon, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1982: Kalimba, Mexican actor and singer.
  • 1983: Norykko, Spanish singer.
  • 1983: Stephen Makinwa, Nigerian footballer.
  • 1983: Delonte West, American basketball player.
  • 1984: Pablo Jerez, Argentine footballer.
  • 1985: Gael Clichy, French footballer.
  • 1985: Leonardo Ulloa, Argentine footballer.
  • 1985: Natsuki Katō, Japanese actress.
  • 1986: Monkey Black, Dominican rapper (f. 2014).
  • 1986: Luis Mansilla, Chilean cyclist.
  • 1987: Kristijan Đurasek, Croatian cyclist.
  • 1987: Romain Lemarchand, French cyclist.
  • 1988: Francia Raisa, American actress.
  • 1988: Marty Scurll, English professional wrestler.
  • 1990: Jesús Herrada, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1991: Yeison Jiménez, Colombian singer.
  • 1991: Facundo Bustamante, Argentine singer, music producer, composer and graphic artist.
  • 1992: Lucas Nogueira, Brazilian basketball player.
  • 1993: Elizabeth Gillies, American actress, singer and dancer.
  • 1993: Taylor Momsen, American actress and singer, of the band The Pretty Reckless.
  • 1993: Danny van Poppel, Dutch cyclist.
  • 1993: Borís Taschí, Ukrainian footballer.
  • 2000: Thomasin McKenzie, New Zealand actress.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

July 26 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 811: Nicephorus I, Byzantine emperor (b.765).
  • 1380: Kōmyō Tennō, Japanese emperor (b.1322).
  • 1471: Paul II, Roman pope (b.1417).
  • 1533: Atahualpa, last Inca emperor (b.1500).
  • 1608: Pablo de Céspedes, Spanish painter, sculptor and writer (b. 1548).
  • 1680: John Wilmot, English libertine poet and writer (b. 1647).
  • 1684: Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian philosopher (b. 1646).
  • 1726: Carmine Nicolás Caracciolo, Spanish aristocrat and viceroy of Peru (b. 1671).
  • 1842: David Jewett, Argentine sailor and privateer of American origin (b. 1772).
  • 1842: Ignacio Rodríguez Galván, Mexican poet (b. 1816).
  • 1863: El Pípila (Juan José de los Reyes Martínez Amaro), insurgent in the Independence of Mexico (b. 1782).
  • 1867: Otto I, Greek king (b. 1815).
  • 1872: José Balta, Peruvian military and politician, president of Peru between 1868 and 1872 (b. 1814).
  • 1872: Tomás Gutiérrez, Peruvian military and politician, president of Peru in 1872 (b. 1817).
  • 1881: George Borrow, British writer (b.1803).
  • 1899: Ulises Heureaux, soldier and Dominican president (b. 1845).
  • 1912: Aleksandr von Bilderling, Russian military man (b. 1846).
  • 1922: Ciro Luis Urriola, Panamanian politician, 8th president of Panama (b. 1863).
  • 1924 – William Robert Ogilvie-Grant, Scottish ornithologist (b.1863).
  • 1925 – William Bryan, American politician (b. 1860).
  • 1925: Gottlob Frege, German mathematician (b. 1848).
  • 1926: Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver (b. 1888).
  • 1930: Narcís Oller, Spanish writer and lawyer (b. 1846).
  • 1934 – Winsor McCay, American cartoonist and filmmaker (b. 1867).
  • 1937: Gerda Taro (26), German photographer, died as a correspondent in the Spanish Civil War (b.1910).
  • 1941: Henri Léon Lebesgue, French mathematician (b.1875).
  • 1941: Kazimierz Bartel, Polish politician and mathematician (b.1941).
  • 1942: Roberto Arlt (42), Argentine novelist, playwright and journalist (b.1900).
  • 1943: Luis Barros Borgoño, Chilean politician (b. 1858).
  • 1944: Reza Shah, Iranian shah between 1925 and 1941 (b.1878).
  • 1952: Eva Perón, Argentine politician, wife of President Juan Domingo Perón (b. 1919).
  • 1952: Edward Ellis, American stage and film actor (b. 1870).
  • 1953: Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek general (b. 1883).
  • 1953: Abel Santamaría, Cuban politician (b.1927).
  • 1956: Miguel Bernal Jiménez, Mexican composer (b.1910).
  • 1957: Carlos Castillo Armas, Guatemalan president between 1954 and 1957 (b. 1914).
  • 1959: Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet (b.1905).
  • 1960: Cedric Gibbons, American filmmaker (b. 1893).
  • 1962: Gabriel Arias-Salgado, Spanish politician (b.1904).
  • 1962: Raquel Meller, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1888).
  • 1967: Ignacio Corsini, Argentine singer and composer (b. 1891).
  • 1969: Hugo Pesce, Peruvian physician, health practitioner, politician and philosopher, hero of Peruvian medicine (b. 1900).
  • 1969: Andrés Soler, Mexican actor (b. 1898).
  • 1971: Diane Arbus, American photographer (b.1923).
  • 1971: Edith Gertrude Schwartz, American botanist, ecologist, and professor (b. 1877).
  • 1973: Hans Albert Einstein, Swiss-American civil engineer and professor (b.1904), son of Albert Einstein.
  • 1976: Nikolay Nosov, Russian writer (b.1908).
  • 1978: Mary Blair, American animator, graphic designer, illustrator and screenwriter (b. 1911).
  • 1983: Charlie Rivel, Spanish clown (b. 1896).
  • 1984: George Gallup, American mathematician and statistician (b.1901).
  • 1984: Ed Gein, American serial killer (b.1906).
  • 1986: Averell Harriman, American politician (b.1891).
  • 1986: Vincente Minnelli, American filmmaker (b.1903).
  • 1987: Anderssen Banchero, Uruguayan writer (b.1925).
  • 1988: Fazlur Rahman Malik, Pakistani philosopher, reformer of Islam (b.1919)
  • 1989: José Vivó, Spanish actor (b.1916).
  • 1990: Brent Mydland (37), American keyboardist and rock singer, of the band Grateful Dead (b.1952).
  • 1990: Leo Duyndam, Dutch cyclist (b.1948).
  • 1994: Terry Scott, British actor and comedian (b. 1927).
  • 1995: Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist (b.1917).
  • 1995: Antolín Palomino, Spanish bookbinder (b.1909).
  • 1995: George Romney, American businessman (b.1907).
  • 1996: Heriberto Herrera, Spanish-Paraguayan soccer player and coach (b. 1926).
  • 1997: Kunihiko Kodaira, Japanese mathematician (b.1915).
  • 1999: Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist, Nobel laureate for economics in 1989 (b.1911).
  • 2003: Gereon Goldmann, German Franciscan priest (b.1916).
  • 2005: Alexander Golitzen, American art director 2
  • 2005: Camila de Castro (26), Brazilian transsexual porn actress and model (b. 1979).
  • 2007: Francisco de Moxó y de Montoliu, Spanish historian (b.1930).
  • 2009: Merce Cunningham, American dancer and choreographer (b.1919).
  • 2010: Antonio Gamero, Spanish actor (b.1934).
  • 2011: Jacques Fatton, Swiss footballer born in France (b.1925).
  • 2011: Joe Arroyo, Colombian singer (b.1955).
  • 2011: Sakyo Komatsu, Japanese writer (b.1931).
  • 2012: Lupe Ontiveros, American actress (b. 1942).
  • 2013: J. J. Cale, American musician and composer (b.1938).
  • 2014: Ange Dellasantina, French footballer (b.1933).
  • 2015: Bobbi Kristina Brown, American personality and singer (b. 1993).
  • 2017: June Foray, actress and American voice actress (b.1917).
  • 2019: Russi Taylor, American actress and voice actress (b.1944).
  • 2020: Olivia de Havilland, American actress (b.1916).
  • 2021: René Juárez Cisneros, Mexican politician (b.1956)
  • 2021: Brazo de Plata, Mexican professional wrestler (b.1963).
  • 2021: Joey Jordison, American drummer for Slipknot (b. 1975).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

July 26 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem
  • Bolivia: Santa Ana de Yacuma (Beni department): festivities in honor of Santa Ana, patron saint of the city.
  • Cuba: Day of National Rebellion
  • Mayan Calendar: New Year
  • Ecuador: Ecuadorian Sports Day.
  • El Salvador: Santa Ana (El Salvador) (Department of Santa Ana): festivities in honor of Santa Ana.
  • Spain:
    • Carrascosa del Campo (in the province of Cuenca): festivals in honor of Santa Ana and San Joaquín.
    • Santa Ana de Pusa (in the province of Toledo): festivities in honor of Santa Ana, patron saint of the town.
    • Villanueva de la Vera (in the province of Cáceres): festivities in honor of Santa Ana, patron saint of the town.
    • Albal (in the province of Valencia): festivities in honor of Santa Ana, patron saint of the town.
    • Blanes (in the province of Gerona): festivities in honor of Santa Ana, patron saint of the town.
    • Tudela (Comunidad Foral de Navarra): festivities in honor of Santa Ana.
    • Utebo (Province of Zaragoza): festivities in honor of Santa Ana.
  • Esperantujo (Esperantist Community): Esperanto Day in commemoration of the publication of the Unua Libro.
  • Maldives: Independence Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

July 26 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Ana (mother of Mary)
  • Saint Austindo
  • Saint Bartolomea Capitanio
  • Saint Erastus of Corinth
  • Saint Joaquin (father of Maria)
  • Saint George Preca
  • Saint Simeon of Mantua
  • Blessed Andrés de Phû Yên
  • Blessed Camila Gentili
  • Blessed William Webster
  • Blessed Hugo de Actis
  • Blessed Jorge Swallowell
  • Blessed John Ingram
  • Blessed Maria Margarita and companions
  • Blessed Titus Brandsma.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

July 26 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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