On 26 July 1845 former passenger steamship SS Great Britain started her maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York
On 26 July 1945 Gearing-class destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (DD-850) was launched at Bethlehem Steel Company's Fore River Shipyard at Quincy, Massachusetts. She was sponsored by Miss Jean Kennedy Smith, sister of Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.
USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr DD 850 at Battleship Cove, Fall
On 25 July 1900, Russian icebreaker Angara was launched in Lake Baikal.