Wed, July 26, 2017 | 05:40

Today is Wednesday, July 26, the 207th day of 2017. There are 158 days left in the year.

1957 — USSR launches first intercontinental multistage ballistic missile

1965 — Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain

1967 — Twins beat Yanks 3-2 in 18 

1969 — Sharon Sites Adams, 39,becomes first lady to solo sail the Pacific 

1971 — Apollo 15 launched to the Moon

1982 — Canada’s Anik D1 Comsat launched by U.S/ Delta rocket

1983 — Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-8

1986 — Lebanese kidnappers released Rev Lawrence Martin Jenco

1990 — General Hospital tapes its 7,000th episode

1990 — US beats the Soviet Union 17-0 in baseball at the Goodwill Games