Thursday, July 26, 2007

Today in History....July 26

On this day in …


* 1775, Benjamin Franklin became Postmaster-General

* 1945, Winston Churchill resigned as Britain's prime minister after his Conservatives were soundly defeated by the Labour Party.
(Clement Attlee became the new prime minister.)

* 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act, creating the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, the CIA and the Joint Chiefs of Staff

* 1952, King Farouk I of Egypt abdicated in the wake of a coup led by Gamal Abdel Nasser

* 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal

* 1956, the Italian liner Andrea Doria sank off New England, 11 hours after colliding with the Swedish liner Stockholm; at least 51 people died

* 1971, Apollo 15 was launched from Cape Kennedy

* 1986, kidnappers in Lebanon, practitioners of that "religion of peace", released the Rev. Lawrence Martin Jenco, an American hostage held for nearly 19 months

* 2002, the Republican-led House voted, 295-132, to create an enormous Homeland Security Department, the biggest government reorganization in decade

* 2006, in a dramatic turnaround from her first murder trial, a jury in Houston found Andrea Yates not guilty by reason of insanity in the drowning of her children in the bathtub; she was committed to a state mental hospital. ALSO: A thinner but combative Saddam Hussein returned to his trial for the first time since his hunger strike and hospitalization.

3 Comments:

At 10:21 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

1945, Winston Churchill resigned as Britain's prime minister after his Conservatives were soundly defeated by the Labour Party....sigh

 
At 11:14 AM, Anonymous queen of tequila said...

The Queen was here!!!...Only to say that we are having lots of fun, but we miss Mr. Gringo soo much!! Wish you were here...(only one more week and you will!!) ;-)

 
At 10:46 AM, Blogger Obob said...

Churchill would be beating skulls if he were alive. Especially his Tories

 

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