On This Day

What Happened on July 26

Historical Events

  • 657 Battle of Siffin during the first Muslim civil war between Ali ibn Abi Talib and Muawiyah I beside Euphrates River
  • 1519 Francisco Pizarro receives royal charter for the west coast of South America

Jul 26 in Film & TV

  • 1896 Vitascope Hall, 1st permanent for-profit movie theatre, opens in New Orleans

Jul 26 in Music

Jul 26 in Sport

Did You Know?

1st automobile trip across the United States (San Francisco to New York) completed by Horatio Nelson Jackson and Sewall K. Crocker

On July 26, 1903

Would You Believe?

3 live king cobras reported found inside potato chip cans by customs officials in Los Angeles

On July 26, 2017

Famous Weddings

  • 1797 US President John Quincy Adams (29) weds Louisa Johnson (22) at All Hallows Barking parish in London
  • 1849 Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott (28) weds Mary Bethune at bride's parents home
  • 1895 Physicist and chemist Maria Skłodowska (27) weds physicist Pierre Curie (36) in Sceaux, France

Famous Divorces

  • 2006 Former Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff (54) divorces actress and singer Pamela Bach (42) due to irreconcilable differences after 16 years of marriage

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