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July 26 Birthdays

George Bernard Shaw
1856–1950, Irish playwright and critic.

Serge Koussevitzky
conductor (1874)

Carl Jung
Psychiatrist (1875)

Aldous Huxley
author (1894)

Salvador Allende
president of Chile (1908)

Stanley Kubrick
filmmaker (1928)

Charlotte Beers
advertising executive (1935)

Mick Jagger
musician (1943)

Helen Mirren
actress (1945)

Kevin Spacey
actor, director (1959)

Sandra Bullock
actress (1964)

July 26 in History


New York became the 11th state in the United States.


Liberia became Africa's first republic.


The Office of the Chief Examiner, which in 1935 became the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), was created.


President Harry S Truman signed the National Security Act, creating the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


Argentina's first lady, Eva Peron, died in Buenos Aires at age 33.


King Farouk I of Egypt abdicated after a coup led by Gamal Abdal Nasser.


Fidel Castro was among a group of rebelling anti-Batistas who unsuccessfully attacked an army barracks.

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