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.
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