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Calendar for July 26th, 2013

Every Year

  • Born : Bert (character on Sesame Street)

  • 1770s

  • 1775: Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General

  • 1780s

  • 1788: New York ratified the Constitution and became the 11th state

  • 1850s

  • Born 1856: George Bernard Shaw (playwright)

  • 1860s

  • Died 1863: Sam Houston (president of Texas, 1836-38; 1841-44)

  • 1870s

  • 1875: "Black Bart" made his first stagecoach robbery in California

  • 1920s

  • Born 1922: Jason Robards (actor)

  • Born 1922: Blake Edwards (director)

  • Born 1928: Stanley Kubrick (director)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1943: Mick Jagger (singer)

  • 1945: The Potsdam Declaration was issued by President Truman, Winston Churchill, and Chiang Kai-Shek, which outlined the terms of surrender for Japan

  • 1950s

  • Died 1952: Eva Peron (wife of Argentine President Juan Peron)

  • Born 1956: Dorothy Hamill (Olympic gold medal figure skater)

  • 1956: The SS Andrea Doria sunk near Nantucket Lightship, MA

  • Born 1959: Kevin Spacey (actor)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1964: Sandra Bullock (actress)

  • Born 1965: Jeremy Piven (actor)

  • 1969: First Moon rock samples analyzed

  • 1970s

  • Born 1973: Kate Beckinsale (actress)

  • 1980s

  • 1989: A federal grand jury indicted Robert T. Morris, Jr. for releasing a computer worm, making him the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

  • 2000s

  • 2009: Jim Rice and Ricky Henderson were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame

  • 2010s

  • 2010: The Plastiki, a boat made mostly from recycled plastic bottles (12,500 of them), reached Sydney, Australia, to complete a 4-month journey across the Pacific Ocean


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