Historical Events on July 26, 1914

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 12th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

First Lord of the Admiralty (British Minister of Navy) Winston Churchill orders British fleet to remain

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • For the next two days, the foreign ministries and leaders of major states work feverishly to avert war
  • Irish Volunteers unload a shipment of 1,500 rifles and 45,000 rounds of ammunition arrived from Germany aboard Erskine Childers' yacht the Asgard; British troops fire on jeering crowd on Bachelors Walk, Dublin, killing three citizens