Star Map for Thursday July 26, 1956

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On 26 July 1956

Following the World Bank's refusal to fund building the Aswan Dam, Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal, sparking international condemnation..

Birthdate of Peter Fincham, English screenwriter and producer; Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater; Tommy Rich, American wrestler; and Tim Tremlett, English cricketer and coach.

100th anniversary

Birthdate of George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1950).

50th anniversary

Birthdate of Irena Iakowicz, German-Polish lieutenant (d. 1943).

25th anniversary

Birthdate of Telê Santana, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2006).

10th anniversary

Aloha Airlines begins service from Honolulu International Airport..

Birthdate of Emilio de Villota, Spanish race car driver.

5th anniversary

Walt Disney's 13th animated film, Alice in Wonderland, premieres in London, England, United Kingdom..

Birthdate of Rick Martin, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2011).

Death of James Mitchell, Australian politician, 13th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1866).

4th anniversary

King Farouk of Egypt abdicates in favor of his son Fuad..

Birthdate of Glynis Breakwell, English psychologist and academic.

Death of Eva Perón, Argentinian politician, 25th First Lady of Argentina (b. 1919).

3rd anniversary

Cold War: Fidel Castro leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution. The movement took the name of the date: 26th of July Movement.

Arizona Governor John Howard Pyle orders an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Short Creek, Arizona, which becomes known as the Short Creek raid..

Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment repel a number of Chinese assaults against a key position known as The Hook during the Battle of the Samichon River, just hours before the Armistice Agreement is signed, ending the Korean War..

Birthdate of Felix Magath, German footballer and manager; Robert Phillips, American guitarist; Henk Bleker, Dutch politician; and Earl Tatum, American professional basketball player.

Death of Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek general and politician, 135th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1883).

2nd anniversary

Birthdate of Vitas Gerulaitis, American tennis player and coach (d. 1994).

1st anniversary

Birthdate of Aleksandrs Starkovs, Latvian footballer and coach; and Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistani businessman and politician, 11th President of Pakistan.

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The Classic and Night Sky designs also include: 21x29.7 cm (A4); 24x30 cm; 30x40 cm; 24x36", ideal for an extra-large poster

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