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 This day in History - July 26
377 Historic Events for July 26
1826

Freidrich Wilhelm Weis, composer, dies at 82

Death
1826

Vilnus Lithuanian riots cause death of many Jews

Event
1829

August Beernaert, Belgian premier (1884-94) (Nobel-1909)

Birth
1832

HMS Beagle anchors in Montevideo

Event
1835

1st sugar cane plantation started in Hawaii

Event
1836

Jose Melchor Gomiz y Colomer, composer, dies at 45

Death
1842

Alfred Marshall, London, economist

Birth
1847

Moses Garrish Farmer builds 1st miniature train for children to ride

Event
1847

Liberia declares independence from American Colonization Society

Event
1848

1st Woman's Rights Convention (Senecca Falls NY)

Event
1856

George Bernard Shaw, Dublin Ire, dramatist (Pygmalion-Nobel 1925)

Birth
1858

Baron Lionel de Rothschild is 1st Jew elected to British Parliament

Event
1858

Tommy Garrett, cricketer (original Australian Test player)

Birth
1860

Philippe J Bunau-Varilla, French engineer (Colombia-Panama)

Birth
1863

Samuel Houston, 1st Pres of Rep of Texas (1836-38, 41-44), dies at 70

Death
1863

Battle of Salineville OH, John Hunt Morgan and 364 troops surrender

Event
1863

Jazeps Witols, composer

Birth
1864

-31] Riot at McCook's to Lovejoy Station GA, US600 CS---

Event
1864

-31] Riot at Stoneman's to Macon GA, US1000 CS---

Event
1864

Battle at Ezra Chapel (Church), Georgia [Hood's Third Sortie]

Event
1865

Patrick Francis Healy is 1st black awarded PhD (Louvain Belgium)

Event
1865

Philipp Scheidemann, German Parliament (SPD)/mayor of Kassel

Birth
1866

Francesco Cilea, composer

Birth
1866

Canoe Club opens in England

Event
1872

George Louis Beer, historian (authority on British colonies)

Birth