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 This day in History - July 26
377 Historic Events for July 26
1951

William Surles "Bill" McArthur Jr, NC, astro (STS 58, 74, sk: 92)

Birth
1951

Netherlands ends state of war with Germany

Event
1952

Maria Eva "Evita" Duarte Peron, Argentina's 1st lady, dies at 33

Death
1952

Scott David Cook, Glendale Ca, CEO (Intuit-Quicken)

Birth
1952

Ludmila Maslakova, USSR, relay runner (Olympic-silver-1980)

Birth
1952

King Farouk I of Egypt abdicates [Black Saturday]

Event
1952

Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer

Event
1953

Cuban pirate radio station's 1st transmission at Santiago de Cuba

Event
1953

Fidel Castro begins rebellion, the "26th of July Movement," against Fulgenico Batista's regime

Event
1953

Nikolaos Plastiras, Greece premier (1945-50, 51-2), dies

Death
1954

WCET TV channel 48 in Cincinnati, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1954

Lawrence Watt-Evans, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Sword of Bheleu)

Birth
1954

Hans Lodeizen, [Johan Frederik], poet (Travel to Congo), dies at 26

Death
1954

Vitas Gerulaitis, Brooklyn NY, tennis star (Australia 1987)

Birth
1955

37th PGA Championship: Doug Ford at Meadowbrook CC Detroit

Event
1955

Ted Allen throws a record 72 consecutive horseshoe ringers

Event
1955

Last day as Test Cricket umpire for Frank Chester

Event
1955

Nicholas Walker, Bogota Col, actor (Capitol, Jimmy-General Hospital)

Birth
1956

Miguel Bernal Jiminez, composer, dies at 46

Death
1956

Egypt seizes Suez Canal

Event
1956

Dorothy Hamill, Riverside Ct, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1976)

Birth
1957

Carlos Castillo Armas, president of Guatemala, murdered

Death
1957

Wayne Grady, Brisbane QLD, Australasia golfer

Birth
1957

Jeff Blatnick, Schenectady NY, wrestling (Oly-gold-1984)

Birth
1957

Nana Visitor, [Tucker], actress (Deep Space 9)

Birth