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 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)
- 1745The first recorded women’s cricket match takes place near Guildford, England.
- 1758French and Indian War: the Siege of Louisbourg ends with British forces defeating the French and taking control of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
- 1788New York ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the 11th state of the United States.
- 1847Liberia declares independence.
- 1882The Republic of Stellaland is founded in Southern Africa.
- 1951Walt Disney’s 13th animated film, Alice in Wonderland, premieres in London, United Kingdom.
- 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.
- 1963An earthquake in Skopje, Yugoslavia (now in the Republic of Macedonia) leaves 1,100 dead.
- 2005Space Shuttle program: STS-114 Mission – Launch of Discovery, NASA’s first scheduled flight mission after the Columbia Disaster in 2003.
Who were born on July 26?
- 1888Reginald Hands, South African cricketer (d. 1918)
- 1916Herbert Norkus, German Nazi and murder victim (d. 1932)
- 1940Tolis Voskopoulos, Greek singer
- 1949Roger Taylor, English drummer and vocalist (Queen)
- 1953Robert Phillips, American classical guitarist
- 1955Aleksandrs Starkovs, Latvian footballer
- 1979Peter Sarno, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1987Fredy Montero, Colombian footballer
- 1987Miriam McDonald, Canadian actress
- 1989Ivian Sarcos, Venezuelan beauty pageant
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