What day of the week is this date?

Salisbury Church

You’re probably looking for a day of the week calculator. Chances are you have a date in mind and you want to find out what day of the week it was. You’re in luck! This nifty little website will help you solve your problem. Let’s face it, it’s not easy to find an old calendar just to find out what day of the week a particular day is.

It’s also possible that you might be asking the question: “What day of the week was I born?” Whatever your reason is, you’ll get the days of the week you are looking for.

As an added bonus, this website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events and birthday of popular individuals. This is useful if you’re creating a scrapbook and you want to know some important events that took place about a particular day.

This website is using the Gregorian calendar system as the basis for computing the day of the week. Dates before 1752 in some European countries were recorded as a Julian calendar date such as the one engraved in the above picture of a church tower in Salisbury, a city in England. (Photo credit: Alan Clarke) Just for fun. Try entering the date you see in the above picture and verify the day of the week.

Here are some interesting facts about the Julian and Gregorian calendars. When the Calendar Act was implemented in Britain, on September 2, 1752 the Britons slept using the old Julian calendar and woke up the following morning using the Gregorian calendar but it suddenly became September 14, 1752. They skipped 11 days overnight. Some neighboring countries made the switch to Gregorian calendar a few centuries earlier while others a few centuries later. For example, the Russians only adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1918. The Greeks did not switch to it until 1923 and they have to skip 13 days instead of just 11 days.

Now, let us begin with today’s date. You may also enter a specific day using the form on the top bar. The year is optional and this website will use the current year if it is not given. All date and time computations are based on the server’s current date and time which is Wednesday, July 26, 2017 06:47:27 PM UTC.

July 26: Day of the Week

July 26, 2017 is the 207th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

July 2017
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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July 26 Historical Event(s)

  • 1944
    The first German V-2 rocket hits Great Britain.
  • 1946
    Aloha Airlines begins service from Honolulu International Airport
  • 1953
    Fidel Castro leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution. The movement took the name of the date: 26th of July Movement
  • 1956
    Following the World Bank’s refusal to fund building the Aswan High Dam, Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal sparking international condemnation.
  • 2008
    56 people are killed and over 200 people are injured in 21 bomb blasts in Ahmedabad bombing in India.

Who were born on July 26?

  • 1855
    Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist (d. 1936)
  • 1926
    James Best, American actor
  • 1928
    Francesco Cossiga, 8th President of the Italian Republic
  • 1950
    Rich Vogler, American race car driver (d. 1990)
  • 1972
    Nathan Buckley, Australian rules footballer

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