July 26: Day of the Week
July 26, 2022 was the 207th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 158 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 1745The first recorded women’s cricket match takes place near Guildford, England.
- 1882Premiere of Richard Wagner’s opera Parsifal at Bayreuth.
- 1945The US Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with parts of the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
- 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.
- 1957Carlos Castillo Armas, dictator of Guatemala, is assassinated.
- 1963Syncom 2, the world’s first geosynchronous satellite, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a Delta B booster.
- 1965Full independence is granted to the Maldives.
- 2005Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days.
- 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.
- 200856 people are killed and over 200 people are injured in 21 bomb blasts in Ahmedabad bombing in India.
Who were born on July 26?
- 1909Peter Thorneycroft, British politician (d. 1994)
- 1919Virginia Gilmore, American actress (d. 1986)
- 1931Telê Santana, Brazilian football manager and player (d. 2006)
- 1939Jun Henmi, Japanese writer and poet
- 1940Bobby Rousseau, Quebec ice hockey player
- 1950Rich Vogler, American race car driver (d. 1990)
- 1964Ralf Metzenmacher, German painter and designer
- 1972Wayne Wonder, Jamaican singer
- 1977Kim Walther, TV actress
- 1985Audrey De Montigny, Canadian singer
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