July 26: Day of the Week
July 26, 2021 was the 207th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 158 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1863American Civil War: Morgan’s Raid ends – At Salineville, Ohio, Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and 360 of his volunteers are captured by Union forces.
- 1882Premiere of Richard Wagner’s opera Parsifal at Bayreuth.
- 1890In Buenos Aires the Revolución del Parque takes place, forcing President Juárez Celman’s resignation.
- 1891France annexes Tahiti.
- 1908United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation).
- 1944The first German V-2 rocket hits Great Britain.
- 1944World War II: the Soviet army enters Lviv, a major city in western Ukraine, liberating it from the Nazis. Only 300 Jews survive out of 160,000 living in Lviv prior to occupation.
- 1947Cold 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.
- 1952King Farouk of Egypt abdicates in favor of his son Fuad.
- 1963An earthquake in Skopje, Yugoslavia (now in the Republic of Macedonia) leaves 1,100 dead.
Who were born on July 26?
- 1856George Bernard Shaw, Irish writer, Nobel Laureate (d. 1950)
- 1928Bernice Rubens, Welsh novelist (d.2004)
- 1928Peter Lougheed, Canadian politician
- 1928Stanley Kubrick, American film director (d. 1999)
- 1941Brenton Wood, American singer-songwriter
- 1976Tanja Szewczenko, German figure skater
- 1980Lee Dong-gun, South Korean actor
- 1984Kyriakos Ioannou, Cypriot high jumper
- 1985Audrey De Montigny, Canadian singer
- 1993Elizabeth Gillies, American actress
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