On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Authorities in Stung Treng province, Cambodia, evacuate 25,000 below collapsed Laos dam as waters rise
  • Facebook has the single worst day of any public company on the stock market - losing 19% or $119 billion market value

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Observation of a black hole by The Very Large Telescope in Chile proves Albert Einstein's prediction of "gravitational redshift", published in "Journal Astronomy & Astrophysics"

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Over 700 immigrant children still separated from their parents in the US as court-imposed deadline to reunite them passes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sir Paul McCartney performs a secret gig at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, where the Beatles began

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Famous Deaths

  • Simegnew Bekele, Ethiopian dam engineer (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam), murdered at 53