July 26: Day of the Week
July 26, 2020 is the 208th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 920Rout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre and Léon against the Muslims at Pamplona.
- 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.
- 1887Publication of the Unua Libro, founding the Esperanto movement.
- 1945The Potsdam Declaration is signed in Potsdam, Germany.
- 1953Arizona Governor John Howard Pyle orders an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Short Creek, Arizona, which becomes known as the Short Creek Raid.
- 1957Carlos Castillo Armas, dictator of Guatemala, is assassinated.
- 1958Explorer program: Explorer 4 is launched.
- 1989A 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.
- 2005Space Shuttle program: STS-114 Mission – Launch of Discovery, NASA’s first scheduled flight mission after the Columbia Disaster in 2003.
- 2009The militant Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram attacks a police station in Bauchi, leading to reprisals by the Nigeria Police Force and four days of violence across multiple cities.
Who were born on July 26?
- 1865Rajanikanta Sen, Bengali poet and music composer (d. 1910)
- 1880Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1951)
- 1908Lucien Wercollier, Luxembourgish sculptor (d. 2002)
- 1922Blake Edwards, American film director (d. 2010)
- 1928Francesco Cossiga, 8th President of the Italian Republic
- 1931Takashi Ono, Japanese gymnast
- 1943Mick Jagger, English singer (The Rolling Stones)
- 1950Susan George, English actress
- 1971Khaled Mahmud, Bangladeshi cricketer
- 1976Tanja Szewczenko, German figure skater
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