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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, July 26, 2022


  • George Bernard Shaw (playwright) –
  • Blake Edwards (director) –
  • Jason Robards (actor) –
  • Stanley Kubrick (director) –
  • Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger (singer) –
  • Dorothy Hamill (Olympic gold medal figure skater) –
  • Sandra Bullock (actress) –
  • Jeremy Piven (actor) –
  • Kate Beckinsale (actress) –


  • Sam Houston (president of Texas, 1836-38; 1841-44) –
  • Eva Peron (wife of Argentine President Juan Peron) –


  • Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General–
  • New York ratified the Constitution and became the 11th state–
  • Black Bart made his first stagecoach robbery in California–
  • The Potsdam Declaration was issued by President Truman, Winston Churchill, and Chiang Kai-Shek, which outlined the terms of surrender for Japan–
  • The SS Andrea Doria sunk near Nantucket Lightship, MA–
  • First Moon rock samples analyzed, Lunar Receiving Laboratory, Houston, Texas–
  • 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–
  • Jim Rice and Ricky Henderson were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame–
  • 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–


  • Catskill, New York, and Westfield, Massachusetts, each got 15 inches of rain, causing flash floods and enormous erosion damage–
  • The temperature in Salt Lake City soared to an all-time high of 107 degrees F–
  • Eastport, Maine, the northeastern most tip of the U.S., reached 96 degrees–

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