Historical Events for 26th July 2018

1588 – English Admiral John Hawkins knighted for his actions against the Armada
1803 – The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world’s first public railway, opens in south London
1835 – 1st sugar cane plantation started in Hawaii
1947 – 46th Men’s French Championships: Jozsef Asboth beats Eric Sturgess (8-6, 7-5, 6-4)
1963 – US Syncom 2, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched
1987 – 74th Tour de France won by Stephen Roche of Ireland
1991 – Expo’s Mark Gardner no hits Dodgers for 9 innings, but loses in 10th
2013 – 57 people are killed in a market bombing in Parachinar, Pakistan
2017 – Great Britain announces it will ban gasoline and diesel cars by 2040
2017 – US President Donald Trump announces policy to ban transgendered people from the military, overturning Obama era changes

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