July 26: Day of the Week
July 26, 2020 was the 208th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 158 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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.
- 1775The office that would later become the United States Post Office Department is established by the Second Continental Congress.
- 1891France annexes Tahiti.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1953Fidel Castro leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution. The movement took the name of the date: 26th of July Movement
- 1956Following the World Bank’s refusal to fund building the Aswan High Dam, Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalizes the Suez Canal sparking international condemnation.
- 1974Greek Prime Minister Constantinos Karamanlis forms the country’s first civil government after seven years of military rule.
- 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?
- 1030Stanislaus of Szczepanów, Polish bishop and martyr (d. 1079)
- 1885André Maurois, French author (d. 1967)
- 1892Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1966)
- 1927Gulabrai Ramchand, Indian cricketer (d. 2003)
- 1931Robert Colbert, American actor
- 1940Dobie Gray, American singer
- 1950Nelinho, Brazilian footballer
- 1961Gary Cherone, American vocalist (Extreme, Van Halen)
- 1962Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Irish fiddler and vocalist (Altan)
- 1983Roderick Strong, American professional wrestler
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