26 July is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years). There are 158 days remaining.
- 1897: Paul Gallico, the Muggle author of Manxmouse, is born.
- 1991: Harry Potter gets up at 6 a.m. to get the mail (and the Hogwarts letters) but steps on Vernon Dursley who is sleeping in the hall to prevent this from happening. Three Hogwarts letters arrive.