This Day in History: July 26

Suez Canal

1956 – Suez Canal seized. On this day in 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser seized control of the Suez Canal and nationalized it, sparking a crisis that later resulted in French, British, and Israeli forces briefly occupying parts of Egypt.

Hillary Clinton

2016 – At the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton was officially nominated for president, becoming the first woman to top the presidential ticket of a major party in the United States.

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1971 – American photographerDiane Arbus—who was best known for her compelling, often disturbing, portraits of people from the edges of society—died by suicide at age 48.

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