26 July It Happened Today
1788 New York becomes the 11th state of the Union.
1856 Birth of Irish writer George Bernard Shaw.
1863 Death of Texan leader and soldier Sam Houston.
1928 Birth of American film director Stanley Kubrick.
1939 Death of British novelist Ford Madox Ford.
1943 Birth of British musician and founder member of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger.
1952 King Farouk I of Egypt abdicates.