On Your Birthday: July 26



1775 – Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General when a postal system was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States.

1788 – New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

1881 – Thomas Edison and Patrick Kenny applied for a patent for a facsimile telegraph.

1947 – U.S. President Truman signed The National Security Act. This act created the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Council, the Department of Defense, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

1948 – Babe Ruth was seen by the public for the last time. He was attending the New York City premiere of the motion picture, “The Babe Ruth Story.”

1971 – Apollo 15 lands on the Moon.

1990 – President Bush signs the Americans With Disabilities Act.

1999 – 1,500 pieces of Marilyn Monroe’s personal items went on display at Christie’s in New York, NY.



Joe Jackson 1929 – Father of the Jacksons

Dobie Gray 1940 – Singer, songwriter

Mick Jagger 1943 – Musician (Rolling Stones)

Kiel Martin 1944 – Actor (Played Detective John “J.D.” La Rue TV’s “Hill Street Blues’)

Roger Taylor 1949 – Musician (Queen)

Dorothy Hamill 1956 – Skater

Kevin Spacey 1959 – Actor (“American Beauty”, “The Usual Suspects”, “LA Confidential”, “Seven”, “Beyond the Sea”)

Gary Cherone 1961 – Musician (Extreme, Van Halen)

Sandra Bullock 1964 – Actress (“The Blind Side”, “Gravity”, “The Heat”, “The Proposal”, “Miss Congeniality” 1 & 2, “Speed”)

Jeremy Piven 1965 – Actor

Kate Beckinsale 1973 – English actress (“Total Recall”, “The Aviator”, “Van Helsing”, “Pearl Harbor”)



Aunt and Uncle Day

All or Nothing Day

One Voice Day


For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.comwww.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, and www.daysoftheyear.com.