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Friday July 26, 2019

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 811
    Battle of Pliska: Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus I is killed and his heir Stauracius is seriously wounded.
  • 920
    Rout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre and Léon against the Muslims at Pamplona.
  • 1533
    Atahualpa, 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.
  • 1775
    The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress.
  • 1847
    Liberia declares independence.
  • 1890
    In Buenos Aires the Revolución del Parque takes place, forcing President Juárez Celman’s resignation.
  • 1936
    The Axis Powers decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1947
    Cold 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on July 26?

  • 1791
    Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian composer (d. 1844)
  • 1909
    Peter Thorneycroft, British politician (d. 1994)
  • 1914
    Erskine Hawkins, American trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1993)
  • 1942
    Vladimír Mečiar, Slovakian politician, 1st and 3rd Prime Minister of Slovakia
  • 1950
    Rich Vogler, American race car driver (d. 1990)
  • 1956
    Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater
  • 1959
    Rick Bragg, American writer
  • 1969
    Greg Colbrunn, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Marcus Benard, American football player
  • 1993
    Taylor Momsen, American actress and singer

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