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Wednesday June 26, 2019

June 26: Day of the Week

June 26, 2019 was the 177th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 188 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

June 2019
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Zodiac & Birthstone

Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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June 26 Historical Event(s)

  • 221
    Roman Emperor Elagabalus adopts his cousin Alexander Severus as his heir and receives the title of Caesar.
  • 1541
    Francisco Pizarro is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.
  • 1718
    Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great’s son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
  • 1857
    The first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London.
  • 1917
    The first U.S. troops arrive in France to fight alongside Britain and France against Germany in World War I.
  • 1934
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.
  • 1960
    The former British Protectorate of British Somaliland gains its independence as Somaliland.
  • 1991
    Ten-Day War: the Yugoslav people’s army begins the Ten-Day War in Slovenia.
  • 1995
    Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.
  • 2006
    Mari Alkatiri, the first Prime Minister of East Timor, resigns after weeks of political unrest.

Who were born on June 26?

  • 1689
    Edward Holyoke, American academic (d. 1769)
  • 1904
    Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer (d. 1951)
  • 1915
    Paul Castellano, American organized crime figure (d. 1985)
  • 1916
    Virginia Satir, American psychotherapist and author (d. 1988)
  • 1937
    Sombat Metanee, Thai film actor
  • 1942
    Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer and Minister of Culture
  • 1968
    Shannon Sharpe, American football player
  • 1970
    Nick Offerman, American actor
  • 1974
    Derek Jeter, American baseball player
  • 1984
    Aubrey Plaza, American comedian, writer and actress

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