July 26


August 14, 2022

July 26 is the 207th day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar (208th in a leap year). There are 158 days left until the end of the year. Anna, Anita celebrate the holiday.



1437 – An Imperial Diet was held in Cheb, convened by the Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia and Hungary Sigismund of Luxemburg. 1648 – At the end of the Thirty Years' War, Swedish troops occupied Mala Strana and Hradčany and began a two-month siege of Prague. 1760 – Seven Years' War: The Austrian army occupied Kladsko and part of Silesia. 1855 – Bozena Němcová published the book Grandmother. 1913 – Anen Patents: The Viennese government dissolved the Czech Land Assembly, paralyzed by the long-term obstruction of German deputies, and replaced it with a clerical administrative commission to prevent the financial bankruptcy of the Czech Kingdom.


0811 – In the Battle of Pliska, or the Battle of the Vrbica Pass south of it, Khan Krum, ruler of the First Bulgarian Empire, was victorious over the troops of the Byzantine Empire, and the Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros fell. 1469 – Wars of the Roses: Battle of Edgecote Moor 1887 – Ludvík Lazar Zamenhof published the first Esperanto textbook in Warsaw, intended to support equal international communication. 1914 – 2,000 members of the Czech and Slovak community living in France marched from Paris' Place de la Concorde to the Austro-Hungarian embassy, ​​where they burned the Austrian flag. 1945 - At the Potsdam Conference, Harry S. Truman, Winston Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek issued the Potsdam Declaration calling for Japan's surrender. 1952 – After 16 years of rule, the penultimate king of Egypt, Farouk I, abdicated. 1953 - Fidel Castro unsuccessfully attacked the Moncada barracks in Santiago de Cuba, and the 26th of July guerrilla movement was born. 1956 - Egyptian President Gamal Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal to finance the construction of the Aswan Dam. 1963 - A 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Skopje, Macedonia kills 1,078 and injures 3,383. 1994 - Russian President Boris Yeltsin agreed to withdraw Russian troops from Estonia. 2005 – Space Shuttle Program, mission STS-114: Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery, the first since the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia crash. 2016 - The Solar Impulse aircraft became the first aircraft powered by solar energy to complete a circumnavigation of the Earth. 2022 – In Croatia, the Pelješac Bridge was ceremonially opened, connecting the Dubrovnik-Neretva County with the rest of Croatia.


See also Category:July 26th birthdays — auto-alphabetical list.


1759 – František Jakub Jindřich Kreibich, priest, cartographer and astronomer († December 17, 1833) 1781 – Salesius Krügner, abbot of the monastery in Osek near Duchcov († November 5, 1842) 1822 – Josef Adolf Bergmann, cantor and music composer († February 22, 1901) 1839 – Edmund Chvalovský, actor, theater and opera director († October 1, 1934) 1840 – Eugen Kadeřávek, priest, Premonstratensian, theologian and Thomistic philosopher († May 3, 1922) 1847 – Josef Kořenský, traveler and photographer († October 8, 1938) 1854 – Franz Clam-Gallas, nobleman (d. January 20, 1930) 1855 – Antonín Čapek, mining and spa doctor († July 4, 1929) 1858 – Ferdinand Albín Pax, naturalist of Czech origin (d. March 1, 1942) 1863 – František Valoušek, priest and politician (d. March 14, 1932) 1869 – Karel Hugo Kepka, architect (d. June 30, 1924) 1879 Vladislav Brdlík, agricultural expert, minister of the Czechoslovak government († January 28, 1964) František Kopřiva, Czechoslovak politician († December 29, 1935) 1880 – Karel Farský, Roman Catholic priest, theologian and founder of the Czechoslovak Church († June 12, 1927) 1888 – Albin Hugo Liebisch, designer and entrepreneur (d. November 9, 1965) 1893 – Alain Rohan, nobleman and lawyer (d. September 2, 1976) 1895 -