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Friday July 26, 2019

July 26: Day of the Week

July 26, 2019 was the 207th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 158 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

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

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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)

  • 1509
    The Emperor Krishnadeva Raya ascends to the throne, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire.
  • 1775
    The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress.
  • 1945
    The Potsdam Declaration is signed in Potsdam, Germany.
  • 1945
    The US Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with parts of the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
  • 1951
    Walt Disney’s 13th animated film, Alice in Wonderland, premieres in London, United Kingdom.
  • 1963
    An earthquake in Skopje, Yugoslavia (now in the Republic of Macedonia) leaves 1,100 dead.
  • 1968
    Vietnam 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.
  • 1989
    A federal grand jury indicts Cornell University student Robert T. Morris, Jr. for releasing the Morris worm, thus becoming the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
  • 2005
    Space Shuttle program: STS-114 Mission – Launch of Discovery, NASA’s first scheduled flight mission after the Columbia Disaster in 2003.
  • 2007
    Shambo, a black cow in Wales that had been adopted by the local Hindu community, is slaughtered due to a bovine tuberculosis infection, causing widespread controversy.

Who were born on July 26?

  • 1030
    Stanislaus of Szczepanów, Polish bishop and martyr (d. 1079)
  • 1865
    Philipp Scheidemann, First Chancellor of the Weimar Republic (d. 1939)
  • 1909
    Vivian Vance, American actress (d. 1979)
  • 1928
    Don Beauman, British racing driver (d. 1955)
  • 1928
    Stanley Kubrick, American film director (d. 1999)
  • 1939
    Jun Henmi, Japanese writer and poet
  • 1940
    Tolis Voskopoulos, Greek singer
  • 1957
    Hart Hanson, American television writer and producer
  • 1979
    Erik Westrum, American ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Dave Baksh, Canadian guitarist (Sum 41)

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