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.
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.
- 1541Francisco 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.
- 1718Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great’s son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
- 1857The first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London.
- 1917The first U.S. troops arrive in France to fight alongside Britain and France against Germany in World War I.
- 1934President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.
- 1960The former British Protectorate of British Somaliland gains its independence as Somaliland.
- 1991Ten-Day War: the Yugoslav people’s army begins the Ten-Day War in Slovenia.
- 1995Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.
- 2006Mari Alkatiri, the first Prime Minister of East Timor, resigns after weeks of political unrest.
Who were born on June 26?
- 1689Edward Holyoke, American academic (d. 1769)
- 1904Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer (d. 1951)
- 1915Paul Castellano, American organized crime figure (d. 1985)
- 1916Virginia Satir, American psychotherapist and author (d. 1988)
- 1937Sombat Metanee, Thai film actor
- 1942Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer and Minister of Culture
- 1968Shannon Sharpe, American football player
- 1970Nick Offerman, American actor
- 1974Derek Jeter, American baseball player
- 1984Aubrey Plaza, American comedian, writer and actress
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