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On This Day — July 26

July 26th is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

Important historical events include in 1759 – French and Indian War: Rather than defend Fort Carillon near present-day Ticonderoga, New York, from an approaching 11,000-man British force, French Brigadier General François-Charles de Bourlamaque withdrew his troops and attempted to blow up the fort.

Other historical incidents occurring on the day are in 1908 – Unable to use U.S. Secret Service agents as investigators, Attorney General Charles Bonaparte established what is now the Federal Bureau of Investigation as his own staff of special agents.

Also, in 2007 – After widespread controversy throughout Wales, Shambo, a black Friesian bull that had been adopted by the local Hindu community, was slaughtered due to concerns about bovine tuberculosis.

Mick Jagger turns… 74
Profession: The Rolling Stones Member
Awards: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


Kevin Spacey turns… 58

Profession: Legendary Actor

Awards: Academy Award for Best Actor x1


Sandra Bullock turns… 53

Profession: America’s Sweetheart / Actress
Awards: Academy Award for Best Actress x1


Jason Statham turns… 50
Profession: Snatch / Revolver Actor
Awards: N/A


Kate Beckinsale turns… 44
Profession: Underworld Series Actress
Awards: London Critics Circle Award x2


Taylor Momsen turns… 24

Profession: Gossip Girl Actress
Awards: N/A

Happy Birthday to all July 26th babies from the Gossip Life!

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