July 26: Day of the Week
July 26, 2019 is the 207th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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)
- 811Battle of Pliska: Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus I is killed and his heir Stauracius is seriously wounded.
- 1533Atahualpa, the 13th and last emperor of the Incas, dies by strangulation at the hands of Francisco Pizarro’s Spanish conquistadors. His death marks the end of 300 years of Inca civilization.
- 1788New York ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the 11th state of the United States.
- 1882The Republic of Stellaland is founded in Southern Africa.
- 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.
- 1946Aloha Airlines begins service from Honolulu International Airport
- 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.
- 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.
- 1977The National Assembly of Quebec imposes the use of French as the official language of the provincial government.
Who were born on July 26?
- 1854Philippe Gaucher, French dermatologist (d. 1918)
- 1895Gracie Allen, American actress and comedian (d. 1964)
- 1896Henry Birkin, British racing driver (d. 1933)
- 1897Paul Gallico, American novelist (d. 1976)
- 1909Vivian Vance, American actress (d. 1979)
- 1957Hart Hanson, American television writer and producer
- 1957Nana Visitor, American actress
- 1974Daniel Negreanu, Canadian poker player
- 1979Erik Westrum, American ice hockey player
- 1983Delonte West, American basketball player
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