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.
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)
- 1509The Emperor Krishnadeva Raya ascends to the throne, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire.
- 1775The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress.
- 1945The Potsdam Declaration is signed in Potsdam, Germany.
- 1945The US Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with parts of the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
- 1951Walt Disney’s 13th animated film, Alice in Wonderland, premieres in London, United Kingdom.
- 1963An earthquake in Skopje, Yugoslavia (now in the Republic of Macedonia) leaves 1,100 dead.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1030Stanislaus of Szczepanów, Polish bishop and martyr (d. 1079)
- 1865Philipp Scheidemann, First Chancellor of the Weimar Republic (d. 1939)
- 1909Vivian Vance, American actress (d. 1979)
- 1928Don Beauman, British racing driver (d. 1955)
- 1928Stanley Kubrick, American film director (d. 1999)
- 1939Jun Henmi, Japanese writer and poet
- 1940Tolis Voskopoulos, Greek singer
- 1957Hart Hanson, American television writer and producer
- 1979Erik Westrum, American ice hockey player
- 1980Dave Baksh, Canadian guitarist (Sum 41)
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