26th July

1882 premier of Wagner’s Parsifal – here are some kids’ facts about Wagner

1951 Disney’s Alice in Wonderland premiers

Liberia Independence Day (1847 from America; weirdly this is a country populated by US slaves)

Maldives Independence Day (from UK, 1965). The lowest country in the world, and in danger from rising sea levels. It is a Muslim country, with laws against alcohol and eating pork, but these don’t apply to the tourist resorts.

Kargil Victory Day (India over Pakistan, 1999. Even though both had nuclear weapons, they used regular old warfare.)

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