July 26: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1775, the U.S. Postal Service was established by the Second Continental Congress and Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first Postmaster General of the United States.
- In 1788, Sydney Australia was settled by British colonists.
- In 1931, a swarm of grasshoppers decended on crops throughout the American heartland, devastating millions of acres in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.
- In 1952, Mickey Mantle hits his first "Grand Slam".
- In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Famous Birthdays: Carl Jung (a founder of modern psychology), George Bernard Shaw (playwright), Mick Jagger (musician), Stanley Kubrick (director), Dorothy Hamill (Olympic figure skater), Aldous Huxley (satirist, author)
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