July 26: Day of the Week
July 26, 2022 is the 207th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 920Rout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre and Léon against the Muslims at Pamplona.
- 1758French and Indian War: the Siege of Louisbourg ends with British forces defeating the French and taking control of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
- 1882The Republic of Stellaland is founded in Southern Africa.
- 1936King Edward VIII, in one of his few official duties before he abdicates the throne, officially unveils the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.
- 1948U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs Executive Order 9981 desegregating the military of the United States.
- 1957Carlos Castillo Armas, dictator of Guatemala, is assassinated.
- 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.
- 1990The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is signed into law by President George H. W. Bush.
- 200856 people are killed and over 200 people are injured in 21 bomb blasts in Ahmedabad bombing in India.
- 2009The militant Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram attacks a police station in Bauchi, leading to reprisals by the Nigeria Police Force and four days of violence across multiple cities.
Who were born on July 26?
- 1875Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist (d. 1961)
- 1897Paul Gallico, American novelist (d. 1976)
- 1914Erskine Hawkins, American trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1993)
- 1936Mary Millar, English actress (d. 1998)
- 1939Jun Henmi, Japanese writer and poet
- 1942Vladimír Mečiar, Slovakian politician, 1st and 3rd Prime Minister of Slovakia
- 1957Hart Hanson, American television writer and producer
- 1977Rebecca St. James, Australian-born singer
- 1979Erik Westrum, American ice hockey player
- 1989Ivian Sarcos, Venezuelan beauty pageant
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