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July 26 in History

Update: July, 26/2012 - 09:24

 

1294

Death of Tran Quang Khai (born 1241), a Vietnamese general during the Tran dynasty. Also a great scholar, he was King Tran Thanh Tong's right-hand man. He was the author of the poetry series Lac dao (Joy of Following the Path).

1847

Liberia becomes the first independent republic in Africa.

1856

George Bernard Shaw, Irish dramatist and writer is born in Dublin (died 1950). He won recognition through his many plays, often satirical in theme, which include Caesar and Cleopatra, Man and Superman, Major Barbara and Saint Joan. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1925.

1875

Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung is born. Founder of analytical psychology, he introduced the concepts of introvert and extrovert personalities.

1891

France annexes the South Sea island of Tahiti.

1936

A conference of the Indochina Communist Party's Central Committee, chaired by member of the Communist International Le Hong Phong, is held in Shanghai, China. The conference discussed the setting up of an anti-imperialist popular front.

1945

Britain, the United States and China demand Japan's unconditional surrender as terms for peace in World War II.

1965

The Maldive Islands in the Indian Ocean become independent, having been a British protectorate since 1887.

1978

Vietnamese people and the armed forces in Loc Ninh District of southern Song Be Province intercept five intruding Khmer Rouge battalions, inflicting some 400 casualties. — AP/REUTERS

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