July 26: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, July 26, 1775, the US Postal Service was founded during the Second Continental Congress?

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.

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 interesting facts about July 26th in history!

What Events Happened On July 26 In History?

2021 Platform diver Tom Daley won his first Olympic gold medal in men’s synchronized diving, 13 years after his first Olympic games.

2018 In one day, Facebook lost $120 billion in value on the stock market.

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.

OTD in 2017: President Donald Trump banned transgender persons from joining the US military.

1993 Asiana Airlines Flight 733 crashed in South Korea.

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

1951 Alice in Wonderland premiered in London.

1947 President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act.

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


1945 Winston Churchill resigned as the British Prime Minister when his Labor Party was voted out of power.


1882 The opera “Parsifal” by Richard Wagner premiered in Bayreuth, Germany.

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

1788 New York became the 11th state to join the United States of America.

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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.

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.

Famous Quotes Said On July 26

Below you’ll find the most popular things people have said on this day throughout history.


“The eyes of other people are the eyes that ruin us. If all but myself were blind, I should want neither fine clothes, fine houses nor fine furniture.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Famous People Born On July 26

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Sandra Bullock? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1993 Elizabeth Gillies

American Actress

Elizabeth Gillies
29 years old
Born In:
New Jersey, USA

1964 Sandra Bullock

American Actress

Sandra Bullock
58 years old
Born In:
Virginia, USA

1973 Kate Beckinsale

English Actress

Kate Beckinsale
49 years old
Born In:
England, UK

1967 Jason Statham

English Actor

Jason Statham
55 years old
Born In:
England, UK

Famous People Who Died On This Day

1919 - 1952 Eva Perón

Eva Perón

Eva Perón was an Argentine politician born on May 7, 1919. She died on this day in 1952, at age 33 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Special Holidays On July 26

If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.

July 26: Holistic Therapy Day

Holistic Therapy Day

The adage goes “the greatest medicine is in teaching people how to not need it.” Today celebrates the many natural alternatives there are to healing as we celebrate Holistic Therapy Day.

July 26: National All or Nothing Day

National All or Nothing Day

Our minds can be our greatest tool, but they can also be our greatest hindrance. All Or Nothing Day reminds us that often we limit our abilities by thinking we can’t do any better. So, basically, whatever you do today, give it your all - you might be surprised by how well you do it!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

With the exception of a few organs, caterpillars liquefy almost completely while undergoing metamorphosis.

July 26 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

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

Leos are larger than life, and they love to be seen and heard. Their typical traits include being confident, ambitious, loyal, generous, and big-hearted.

People born in July all have the Ruby birthstone. This deep red gemstone was once thought to protect warriors during battle. The warriors would either use the ruby on their armor or embed it in their skin.

If you were born on this day, you were likely conceived on the week of November 2nd in the previous year.

A baby conceived on this day will likely be due around April 18th, 2024.

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