On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1908

Historical Events

  • United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestSalvador Allende

Salvador Allende, President of Chile (1970-73) and the 1st Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through an open election, born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 1973)

Marxist and President of Chile Salvador Allende
Marxist and President of Chile
Salvador Allende

1908 Highlights

About July 26, 1908

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 112 years and 6 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo