What Happened On 26th July 1953 In History

July 26th (1953) was a Sunday. It's the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 26th July, 1953

  • » Fidel Castro leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution. The movement took the name of the date: 26th of July Movement
  • » Arizona Governor John Howard Pyle orders an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Colorado City, Arizona e.g Short Creek, Arizona, which becomes known as the Short Creek raid.
  • » Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment repel a number of Chinese assaults against a key position known as The Hook during the Battle of the Samichon River, just hours before the Armistice Agreement is signed, ending the Korean War.

Famous Birthdays on July 26 in 1953

  • » Felix Magath, German footballer and manager
  • » Edie Mirman, American voice actress
  • » Robert Phillips (guitarist) or Robert Phillips, American guitarist

July 26th Famous Deaths for 1953

  • » Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek general and politician, 135th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1883)

July 26th Holidays in History

  • » Christian Calendar of saints named Feast Day:
  • » Saint Anne or Anne (Western Christianity)
  • » Bartolomea Capitanio
  • » Andrew of Phu Yen
  • » Joachim (Anglican Communion)
  • » Paraskevi of Rome (Eastern Orthodox Church)
  • » July 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Saint Venera known as Venera (Veneranda)
  • » Public holidays in Cuba e.g Day of the National Rebellion (Cuba)
  • » List of national independence days named Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Liberia in 1847.
  • » List of national independence days called Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Maldives from the United Kingdom in 1965.

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World History for the 26th July