July 26 – On This Day In History

26 July

What happened today in history?

  • 1469 – Battle of Edgecote Moor (Wars of the Roses).
  • 1533 – Atahualpa, the last ruler of the Incas, is strangled by the Spanish Conquistadors, led by Francisco Pizarro.
  • 1944 – First German V-2 rocket hits the United Kingdom.

 

Who was born today?

  • 1856- George Bernard Shaw – Irish writer.
  • 1875 – Carl Jung – Swiss psychiatrist.
  • 1894 – Aldous Huxley – Englsih writer (Brave New World).
  • 1943 – Mick Jagger – English singer-songwriter (The Rolling Stones).
  • 1945 – Helen Mirren – English actress (The Queen).
  • 1959 – Kevin Spacey – American actor (The Usual Suspects, American Beauty).
  • 1964 – Sandra Bullock – American actress (Speed, Miss Congeniality).

 

Who died today?

  • 1952 – Eva Peron – Argentine politician – the ‘First Lady of Argentina’.

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