On This Day — July 26th

114th Annual AFI Awards - Arrivals

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.


1533 – During the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire, conquistador Francisco Pizarro executed the last independent emperor, Atahualpa, in Cajamarca.

1887 – L. L. Zamenhof published Unua Libro, the first publication to describe Esperanto, a constructed international language.

1918 – Emmy Noether introduced what became known as Noether’s theorem, from which conservation laws are deduced for symmetries of angular momentum, linear momentum, and energy, at Göttingen, Germany

1968 – In South Vietnam, after coming second to Nguyễn Văn Thiệu in a rigged presidential election in 1967, Trương Đình Dzu was jailed by a military court for illicit currency transactions.

2016 – In one of the worst crimes committed in modern Japanese history, a former employee went on a knife rampage at a care home for disabled people in Sagamihara, killing 19 people and wounding 26 others.

Celebrity Birthdays

The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger turns 75

The Queen Star Helen Mirren turns 73

Legendary Actor Kevin Spacey turns 59

Oscar Winner Sandra Bullock turns 54

Action Star Jason Statham turns 51

Actress Kate Beckinsale turns 45

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