Today In History
Today In History
July, 26th 2017
1775: Benjamin Franklin becomes 1st Postmaster General.
1788: NY becomes 11th state to ratify constitution.
1788: Sydney Australia settled by British colonists.
1835: 1st sugar cane plantation started in Hawaii
1847: Liberia declares independence from American Colonization Society
1887: 1st Esperanto book published.
1908: Federal Bureau of Investigation established
1928: Yanks score 11 runs in 12th beating Tigers 12-1
1939: Yankee catcher Bill Dickey hits 3 consecutive HRa
1945: Churchill resigns as Britain's prime minister
1947: Department of Defense established
1948: 1st black host of a network show - CBS' Bob Howard Show
1952: Argentina's 1st lady Eva Peron dies in Buenos Aires at 33
1952: Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand slammer
1953: Fidel Castro began revolution against Batista
1953: Korean War Armistice
1956: Egypt seizes Suez Canal
1957: Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200
1957: USSR launchs 1st intercontinental multi-stage ballistic missle.
1963: US Syncom 2 1st synchronous communications satellite launched
1963: US launches Sycom 2 the 1st geosynchronous satellite
1964: Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa convicted of fraud & conspiracy
1965: Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (Nat'l Day).
1967: Twins beat Yankees 3-2 in 18
1971: Apollo 15 launched to the moon.
1971: US launches Apollo 15 to the Moon
1974: USSR's Soyuz failed to dock with Salyut 3.
1975: Soyuz 18B returns to Earth
1982: Canada's Anik D1 comsat launched by US delta rocket.
1984: Soyuz T-12 is launched with a female cosmonaut
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