70 Years Ago—July 26, 1940: League of Nations is disbanded. US embargoes strategic materials (aviation fuel, iron, steel) bound for Japan.
65 Years Ago—July 26, 1945: Potsdam Declaration gives Japan ultimatum requiring unconditional surrender. USS Indianapolis delivers atom bomb to Tinian. British parliamentary elections won by Labour Party; Prime Minister Winston Churchill resigns, replaced by Clement Attlee of Labour Party.