July 26: Day of the Week
July 26, 2020 is the 208th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 657First Fitna: the Battle of Siffin see the troops led by Ali ibn Abi Talib and those led by Muawiyah I clashing.
- 1469Wars of the Roses: the Battle of Edgecote Moor pitting the forces of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick against those of Edward IV of England takes place.
- 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.
- 1581Plakkaat van Verlatinghe (Act of Abjuration): the northern Low Countries declare their independence from the Spanish king, Philip II.
- 1822First day of the three-day Battle of Dervenakia, between the Ottoman Empire force led by Mahmud Dramali Pasha and the Greek Revolutionary force led by Theodoros Kolokotronis.
- 1897Anglo-Afghan wars: The Pashtun fakir Saidullah leads an army of more than 10,000 to begin a siege of the British garrison in the Malakand Agency of the North West Frontier Province of India.
- 1945The US Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis arrives at Tinian with parts of the warhead for the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
- 1952King Farouk of Egypt abdicates in favor of his son Fuad.
- 1958Explorer program: Explorer 4 is launched.
- 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.
Who were born on July 26?
- 1923Jan Berenstain, American author
- 1929Marc Lalonde, French-Canadian politician
- 1943Mick Jagger, English singer (The Rolling Stones)
- 1953Robert Phillips, American classical guitarist
- 1957Yuen Biao, Hong Kong actor
- 1959Kevin Spacey, American actor
- 1959Michael Ross, American serial killer (d. 2005)
- 1967Anthony Durante, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
- 1976Tanja Szewczenko, German figure skater
- 1983Roderick Strong, American professional wrestler
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