On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1945

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Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

After Labour landslide in general election, Clement Attlee becomes British Prime Minister

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee

Conference of InterestPotsdam Conference

Declaration of Potsdam: US, Britain and China demand the Japanese surrender during WWII
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Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Josef Stalin in the garden of Cecilienhof Palace before meeting for the Potsdam Conference
Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Josef Stalin in the garden of Cecilienhof Palace before meeting for the Potsdam Conference
  • Japanese government disregards US ultimatum

JapanNuclear Bombing of Nagasaki

Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva depart Kirtland Army Air Field to transport the plutonium core for the Fat Man bomb (bombing of Nagasaki) to the island of Tinian where the bomb is assembled
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Mushroom cloud over Nagasaki
Mushroom cloud over Nagasaki
  • US cruiser Indianapolis reaches Tinian with atom bomb

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Winston Churchill resigns as Britain's Prime Minister after election defeat

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestHelen Mirren

Helen Mirren [Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironoff], English actress (The Queen, The Madness of King George), born in London, England

Actress Helen Mirren
Actress
Helen Mirren
  • Linda Harrison, American actress (Bracken's World, Planet of Apes), born in Berlin, Maryland