Historical Events for 26th July 2019

1579 – Francis Drake leaves San Francisco to cross Pacific Ocean
1790 – US passes Assumption bill making US responsible for state debts
1945 – After Labour landslide in general election, Clement Attlee becomes British Prime Minister
1987 – Catfish Hunter Billy Williams and Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame
1990 – General Hospital records its 7,000th episode
1992 – Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain defends his title by 4′ 35″ from Italian Claudio Chiappucci; Laurent Jalabert points winner
1998 – US Senior Open Men’s Golf, Riviera CC: Hale Irwin wins by 1 stroke ahead of Vicente Fernández of Argentina
1999 – Fighting ceases between India and Pakistan in the Kargil War, Kashmir, after two months of fighting
2013 – 57 people are killed in a market bombing in Parachinar, Pakistan
2014 – While Israel reject long-term ceasefire that does not include destroying the Hamas tunnels, they agree to 12 hour ceasefire; Palestinian death toll in the Gaza Strip now exceeds 1000

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