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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1848End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
- 1917The first U.S. troops arrive in France to fight alongside Britain and France against Germany in World War I.
- 1927The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island.
- 1953Lavrentiy Beria,head of MVD, is arrested by Nikita Khrushchev and other members of the Politburo.
- 1960Madagascar gains its independence from France.
- 1960The former British Protectorate of British Somaliland gains its independence as Somaliland.
- 1978Air Canada Flight 189 to Toronto overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers on board perish.
- 1991Ten-Day War: the Yugoslav people’s army begins the Ten-Day War in Slovenia.
- 2006Mari Alkatiri, the first Prime Minister of East Timor, resigns after weeks of political unrest.
Who were born on June 26?
- 1839Sam Watkins, American Confederate soldier and author (d. 1901)
- 1881Ya'akov Cohen, Israeli poet (d. 1960)
- 1898Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer (d. 1978)
- 1928Jacob Druckman, American composer (d. 1996)
- 1936Robert Maclennan, British politician
- 1955Mick Jones, British guitarist (The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite)
- 1969Colin Greenwood, British musician
- 1970Irv Gotti, American record producer
- 1974Derek Jeter, American baseball player
- 1977Kubo Tite, Japanese cartoonist
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