June 26: Day of the Week
June 26, 2020 was the 178th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 188 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 221Roman Emperor Elagabalus adopts his cousin Alexander Severus as his heir and receives the title of Caesar.
- 1409Western Schism: the Roman Catholic church is led into a double schism as Petros Philargos is crowned Pope Alexander V after the Council of Pisa, joining Pope Gregory XII in Rome and Pope Benedict XII in Avignon.
- 1909The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity.
- 1927The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island.
- 1940World War II: under the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the Soviet Union presents an ultimatum to Romania requiring it to cede Bessarabia and the northern part of Bukovina.
- 1948Shirley Jackson’s short story The Lottery is published in The New Yorker magazine.
- 1960The former British Protectorate of British Somaliland gains its independence as Somaliland.
- 1995Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.
- 1996Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin
- 1997The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Who were born on June 26?
- 1854Robert Laird Borden, Canadian politician (d. 1937)
- 1904Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer (d. 1951)
- 1941Yves Beauchemin, Canadian novelist
- 1969Colin Greenwood, British musician
- 1969Mike Myers, American baseball player
- 1973Jussi Sydänmaa, Finnish musician (Lordi)
- 1974Matt Striker, American professional wrestler
- 1980Chris Shelton, American baseball player
- 1980Sinik, French singer and rapper
- 1987Samir Nasri, French footballer
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