July 26


August 15, 2022

July 26 is the 207th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 208th when it is a leap year, then there are 158 left. Its equivalent was usually 8 Thermidor of the French Republican/Revolutionary calendar, officially referred to as safflower day (a set of plants). July 25 - July 26 - July 27


7th century

615: K'inich Janaab' Pakal I said Pakal ascends the throne of Palenque.

9th century

811: the battle of Pliska opposing the Bulgarian khan Krum to the Byzantine emperor Nicephorus I, ends with one of the greatest defeats of the Byzantine empire.

10th century

920: rout of a Christian alliance between the kingdoms of Navarre and León, against the Muslims, in Pamplona, ​​during the battle of Valdejunquera (es), during the Reconquista.

14th century

1309: Pope Clement V recognizes the election of the German Emperor Henry VII as King of the Romans, and promises him the imperial coronation for Candlemas 1312. 1340: siege and battle of Saint-Omer. The French victory will contribute to the withdrawal of the English troops (beginning of the Hundred Years War). 1346: siege of Caen, in Normandy (still Hundred Years War).

15th century

1469: Rebel victory at the Battle of Edgecote Moor, during the Wars of the Roses. 1488: start of the battle of Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier (not far from Rennes), between the Breton and French armies. The French victory, on July 28, foreshadows the attachment of the Duchy of Brittany to the Kingdom of France in 1532...

16th century

1547: Henri II is crowned king of France, in the cathedral of Reims. 1581: the act of The Hague, also called "abjuration of The Hague" (Plakkaat van Verlatinghe in Dutch), written by the States General of the Netherlands, proclaims de facto the independence of the United Provinces, and the advent of the Dutch States General.

17th century

1605: despite King Henry IV [unclear], French Protestants meet in assembly at Châtellerault.

18th century

1757: Marshal d'Estrées defeats the English of Cumberland, at Hastenbeck (Germany). 1758: capitulation of the French, at the siege of Louisbourg, in American New France. 1775: The Second Continental United States Congress creates the first postal service, which later becomes the United States Post Office Department. 1788: New York State ratifies the United States Constitution, becoming the 11th state. 1793: start of the battle of Ponts-de-Cé, during the Vendée war.

19th century

1803: The Surrey Iron Railway, the first public railway, drawn by horses, built in 1802, is inaugurated in south London, between Wandsworth and Croydon. 1821: Turkey and Russia break their Ottoman relations, after the refusal of the Turks to ensure the protection of Christians in the Holy Land. 1822: meeting in Guayaquil, between José de San Martin and Simón Bolívar. 1830: publication of the Four Ordinances of the King of France Charles X. 1847: Liberia is the first African colony to declare its independence. 1863: end of Morgan's raid, during the Civil War. 1882: creation of the short-lived Boer republic of Stellaland, in what is now South Africa. 1890: outbreak of hostilities, during the Park revolution. 1891: France annexes Tahiti. 1897: beginning of the siege of Malakand.

20th century

1908: creation of the Bureau of Investigation (B.O.I.), future Federal Bureau of Investigations (F.B.I.), by Charles Joseph Bonaparte, in the United States. 1914: during the July crisis, Serbia and Bulgaria (Austria-Hungary ally) interrupt their diplomatic relations. 1925: creation of chambers of trade in France. 1926: the Philippine Assembly calls for a referendum on independence