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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1788New York ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the 11th state of the United States.
- 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.
- 1822José de San Martín arrives in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to meet with Simón Bolívar.
- 1861American Civil War: George B. McClellan assumes command of the Army of the Potomac following a disastrous Union defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run.
- 1945The Labour Party wins the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, removing Winston Churchill from power.
- 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.
- 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
- 1977The National Assembly of Quebec imposes the use of French as the official language of the provincial government.
- 2007Shambo, 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?
- 1855Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist (d. 1936)
- 1858Tom Garrett, Australian cricketer (d. 1943)
- 1929Joe Jackson, American manager, boxer and talent scout, the patriarch of the Jackson family
- 1940Tolis Voskopoulos, Greek singer
- 1941Bobby Hebb, American singer-songwriter (d. 2010)
- 1943Peter Hyams, American film director
- 1945Helen Mirren, English actress
- 1949Thaksin Shinawatra, 23rd Prime Minister of Thailand
- 1957Nana Visitor, American actress
- 1984Kyriakos Ioannou, Cypriot high jumper
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