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 This day in History - July 26
377 Historic Events for July 26
1945

US cruiser Indianapolis reaches Tinian with atom bomb

Event
1945

Linda Harrison, Berlin Md, actress (Bracken's World, Planet of Apes)

Birth
1945

Declaration of Potsdam: US/Brit/China demands Japanese surrender

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1945

Winston Churchill resigns as Britain's PM

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1946

Anne Wright, Vice-Chancellor (Sunderland U)

Birth
1946

Helen Mirren, [Eleni Mironova], England, actress (Cook Thief Wife)

Birth
1946

Morris Hirshfield, Polish/US painter, dies

Death
1946

President Truman orders desegregation of all US forces

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1947

Pauline Clare, Chief Constable (Lancashire)

Birth
1947

Department of Defense forms

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1947

National Security Act establishes CIA

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1948

Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as a NY Giant

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1948

Pres Truman issues Executive Order No. 9981 directing "equality of treatment and opportunity" in armed forces

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1948

Charles Mills, S Afr cricketer (Test v England 1891-92), dies

Death
1948

Norair Nurikian, Bulgari, bantam weight (Olympic-gold-1972, 76)

Birth
1948

1st black host of a network show-CBS' Bob Howard Show

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1948

"Babe Ruth Story," premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance

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1949

Roger Taylor, British rock drummer (Queen-Bohemian Rhapsody)

Birth
1949

William M Shepherd, Oak Ridge Tn, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 27, 41, 52)

Birth
1949

WCPO TV channel 9 in Cincinnati, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1950

Dodgers' Jim Russell is 1st to switch-hits HRs twice in a game

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1950

Susan George, London England, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo)

Birth
1950

Paul McHale, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)

Birth
1950

KNIL (Royal Dutch East Indies Army) unites

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1951

Robert Edwin Wadkins, Richmond VA, PGA golfer (1994 Kemper Open-2nd)

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