11 things that happened this day in history - 26th July

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1788 - New York becomes the 11th state in the United States

2. 1943 - Mick Jagger is born

3. 1945 - Clement Attlee becomes Britain's new Prime Minister, after Labour wins a sweeping victory over Winston Churchill and the Conservatives

4. 1946 - Helen Mirren is born

5. 1947 - President Harry S Truman signs the National Security Act, creating the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff

6. 1952 - Argentina's first lady, Eva Peron, dies in Buenos Aires at age 33

7. 1952 - King Farouk I of Egypt abdicates in the wake of a coup led by Gamal Abdel Nasser

8. 1953 - Fidel Castro begins his revolt against Fulgencio Batista with an unsuccessful attack on an army barracks in eastern Cuba

9. 1994 - A car bomb explodes outside the Israeli embassy in London injuring 14 people

10. 1999 - 1,500 pieces of Marilyn Monroe's personal items go on display at Christie's in New York

11. 2000 - Oasis storm off stage after being hit with bottles, can and coins at a Swiss music festival

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Sources: BBC, Wikipedia,
historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk,brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com

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