James Fenimore Cooper, the renowned American writer, drew an interesting analogy between history and love in his historical novel 'Last of the Mohicans'. He said, ‘History, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness.’ Many, like James, are of the belief that history is a compilation of events and stories that have been dictated by winners. The losers are rarely glorified and it is only the victors that have the final say in what gets written in the records. But nonetheless, it is the deeds of the champions that have shaped up our present. Had Alexander not won so many battles probably the lands of Syria, Persia, and India would have remained aloof from the West. If it was not for Christopher Columbus, America would have remained hidden in obscurity. Had Newton not thought why the apple fell down, gravity would still be a confounding mystery to mankind. The pages of history are filled with numerous stories like these and July 26 is a date that we shall explore here. Nothing about this day is ordinary, be it the stellar technological advancements or bloody battles. From landmark political and legal decisions being made to heinous criminals being convicted, twenty-sixth of July, is a day one cannot give a miss while traversing the annals of history. So without further ado, tune in to Today in History!