On This Day in History - July 26
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1788 July 26
New York becomes 11th state to ratify constitution
1887 July 26
Esperanto: world's most popular artificial language was introduced by Dr. Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, aka Dr. Esperanto (Hopeful) (1887) for use as an international second language. Zamenhof's Fundamento de Esperanto (1905) outlines its basic principles. All words, derived from roots commonly found in the European languages, are spelled as pronounced, and grammar is simple and regular. Nouns have no gender and end in -o, and there is only one definite article, la (e.g., la amiko, the friend). Adjectives are marked by the ending -a. Verbs are regular and have only one form for each tense or mood. The Universal Esperanto Association (founded 1908) has members in 83 countries. Estimates of the number of Esperanto-speakers range from 100,000 to several million.
1947 July 26
National Security Act establishes CIA
1963 July 26
The world's first geosynchronous satellite was launched from the Cape Canaveral launch center.
1983 July 26
Light flashes seen on Jupiter moon Io