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  We know of 7 events of note in literature and the arts that occurred on July 26:
  • English novelist Aldous Huxley, the author of Brave New World, was born on this day in 1894 in Godalming Surrey. He died in Los Angeles on the day that John Kennedy was assassinated, as did C.S. Lewis.
  • Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick was born on this day in 1928.
  • French writer André Maurois was born on this day in 1885. Two of his biographies are Ariel: The Life of Shelley and Byron.
  • On this day in 1602, Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet was entered into the Stationer's Register.
  • Pioneer psychologist Carl Jung, whose theories underlie much of the myth-oriented, archetypal interpretation of literature and art, was born on this day in 1875.
  • Sir James Murray, the Scottish scholar scholar who was the editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, died on this day in 1915, twelve years before the final volume was published.
  • The Anglo-Irish author and playwright George Bernard Shaw was born on this day in 1856. Wilde said of him, "He has no enemies and none of his friends like him." The dancer Isadora Duncan is said to have asked him to father a child by her, claiming that it would be a Wunderkind with her looks and his brains, to which he replied, "But what if it should have my looks and your brains?"