Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 26

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This is a list of selected July 26 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled July 26, 2018 featured article or the July 26, 2018 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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811 – Bulgarian forces led by Khan Krum defeated the Byzantines at the Battle of Pliska, annihilating almost the whole army and killing Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros I. refimprove section
1509Krishnadevaraya, who would become the most powerful of all the Hindu rulers of India, ascended to the throne of the Vijayanagara Empire. unreferenced section
1581 – Representatives of the States General of the Netherlands signed the Act of Abjuration, declaring the independence of the Dutch Low Countries from King Philip II of Spain. unreferenced section
1822José de San Martín met with Simón Bolívar in Guayaquil to plan for the future of Peru and South America in general. needs more footnotes
1863American Civil War: Union forces captured Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and 360 of his volunteers in northeastern Ohio, ending Morgan's Raid. needs more footnotes
1887L. L. Zamenhof published Unua Libro, the first publication to describe Esperanto, a constructed international language. unreferenced section
1945 – The Labour Party won the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, replacing Winston Churchill as Prime Minister with Clement Attlee. expansion
1963Syncom 2, the world's first geosynchronous communications satellite, was launched by NASA on a Delta B rocket from Cape Canaveral. needs more footnotes
1999 – Fighting in the Kargil War ended after Indian troops cleared the town of Drass, Kashmir, of Pakistani forces. refimprove section


July 26: Independence Day in Liberia (1847)

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George Bernard Shaw (b. 1856) · Carl Jung (b. 1875) · Robert Todd Lincoln (d. 1926)

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