July 26: Day of the Week
July 26, 2021 was the 207th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 158 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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.
- 1847Liberia declares independence.
- 1882Premiere of Richard Wagner’s opera Parsifal at Bayreuth.
- 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.
- 1937End of the Battle of Brunete in the Spanish Civil War.
- 1945The Labour Party wins the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, removing Winston Churchill from power.
- 1951Walt Disney’s 13th animated film, Alice in Wonderland, premieres in London, United Kingdom.
- 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?
- 1030Stanislaus of Szczepanów, Polish bishop and martyr (d. 1079)
- 1903Estes Kefauver, U.S. Senator from Tennessee (d. 1963)
- 1944Kiel Martin, American actor (d. 1990)
- 1948Herbert Wiesinger, German pairs skater
- 1949Roger Taylor, English drummer and vocalist (Queen)
- 1957Nana Visitor, American actress
- 1967Anthony Durante, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
- 1974Dean Sturridge, English footballer
- 1979Peter Sarno, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1980Dave Baksh, Canadian guitarist (Sum 41)
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