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July 26: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on July 26

July 26th is officially Holistic Therapy Day and All or Nothing Day.

We’ve made it to the 207th day of the year! There are 158 days left until we reach the new year.

People who were born on July 26th share the Leo star sign.

To get you through the last days of July, check out these incredible historical events that all fell on this July 26th.

Did you know that on this day in 1775, the US Postal Service was founded during the Second Continental Congress? Their first Postmaster General was Benjamin Franklin.

Keep reading for more facts about July 26th in history!

What Happened On July 26 In History?

2018

Facebook lost $120 billion in value on the stock market in one day.

The drop equated to 20% of the company value and was the worst drop in Facebook's history.
2018

Albert Einstein’s theory of gravitational redshift was proven after a telescope in Chile observed a black hole.

2017

President Donald Trump banned transgender persons from joining the US military.

Source CNN
1993

Asiana Airlines Flight 733 crashed in South Korea.

Sixty-eight lives were lost, and there were a total of 48 survivors.
1947

President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act.

Truman signed the bill while flying a US Air Force-owned C-54 aircraft.
Source Politico
1945

Winston Churchill resigned as the British Prime Minister when his Labor Party was voted out of power.

Source UPI
1882

The opera “Parsifal” by Richard Wagner premiered in Bayreuth, Germany.

OTD in 1882: The opera "Parsifal" by Richard Wagner premiered in Bayreuth
1775

The US Postal Service was founded.

Benjamin Franklin was named the first Postmaster General.
1755

Italian adventurer and author Giacomo Casanova was arrested in Venice for his offensive remarks on religion.

OTD in 1755: Italian adventurer and author Giacomo Casanova was arrested in Venice for his offensive remarks on religion.
He was later sentenced to five years in prison without a trial.
1529

Francisco Pizarro became the Governor of Castile, which is a historic area of modern-day Peru.

1469

As part of the War of the Roses in England, the Battle of Edgcote took place on this day.

The day-long battle led to a rebel win where the Earl of Warwick took power over King Edward IV. King Edward regained control in September.