July 26: Day of the Week
July 26, 2021 is the 207th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 657First Fitna: the Battle of Siffin see the troops led by Ali ibn Abi Talib and those led by Muawiyah I clashing.
- 920Rout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre and Léon against the Muslims at Pamplona.
- 1581Plakkaat van Verlatinghe (Act of Abjuration): the northern Low Countries declare their independence from the Spanish king, Philip II.
- 1822First day of the three-day Battle of Dervenakia, between the Ottoman Empire force led by Mahmud Dramali Pasha and the Greek Revolutionary force led by Theodoros Kolokotronis.
- 1897Anglo-Afghan wars: The Pashtun fakir Saidullah leads an army of more than 10,000 to begin a siege of the British garrison in the Malakand Agency of the North West Frontier Province of India.
- 1908United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation).
- 1936The Axis Powers decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War.
- 1947Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 into United States law creating the Central Intelligence Agency, United States Department of Defense, United States Air Force, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the United States National Security Council.
- 1953Fidel 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
- 1968Vietnam War: South Vietnamese opposition leader Trương Đình Dzũ is sentenced to five years hard labor for advocating the formation of a coalition government as a way to move toward an end to the war.
Who were born on July 26?
- 1782John Field, Irish composer (d. 1837)
- 1829Auguste Marie François Beernaert, Belgian statesman, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (d. 1912)
- 1895Gracie Allen, American actress and comedian (d. 1964)
- 1918Marjorie Lord, American actress
- 1922Jason Robards, American actor (d. 2000)
- 1964Ralf Metzenmacher, German painter and designer
- 1969Greg Colbrunn, American baseball player
- 1973Vaniity, Mexican transsexual pornographic actress
- 1979Peter Sarno, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1982Chez Starbuck, American actor
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