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.
Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Try it today and improve your lovelife. Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)
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.
What no one tells you about the hidden secrets of your first name. Are there magical powers in your given name? Every name has a character and personality. Get smart with name meanings. Find out what your name means! (Sponsored link)
July 26 Historical Event(s)
- 811Battle of Pliska: Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus I is killed and his heir Stauracius is seriously wounded.
- 920Rout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre and Léon against the Muslims at Pamplona.
- 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.
- 1775The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress.
- 1847Liberia declares independence.
- 1890In Buenos Aires the Revolución del Parque takes place, forcing President Juárez Celman’s resignation.
- 1936The Axis Powers decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War.
- 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.
- 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.
Who were born on July 26?
- 1791Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian composer (d. 1844)
- 1909Peter Thorneycroft, British politician (d. 1994)
- 1914Erskine Hawkins, American trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1993)
- 1942Vladimír Mečiar, Slovakian politician, 1st and 3rd Prime Minister of Slovakia
- 1950Rich Vogler, American race car driver (d. 1990)
- 1956Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater
- 1959Rick Bragg, American writer
- 1969Greg Colbrunn, American baseball player
- 1985Marcus Benard, American football player
- 1993Taylor Momsen, American actress and singer
Now try another date like anniversaries, birthdays of someone you know or any other date that is special to you. Don’t forget to share the info to your friends, loved ones or social media followers. Who knows, they might appreciate and thank you for it.