June 26: Day of the Week
June 26, 2021 was the 177th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 188 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 363Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by the troops on the battlefield.
- 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.
- 1718Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great’s son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
- 1907The 1907 Tiflis bank robbery took place in Yerevan Square, now Freedom Square, Tbilisi.
- 1952The Pan-Malayan Labour Party is founded in Malaya, as a union of statewise labour parties.
- 1960Madagascar gains its independence from France.
- 1960The former British Protectorate of British Somaliland gains its independence as Somaliland.
- 1975Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.
- 1991Ten-Day War: the Yugoslav people’s army begins the Ten-Day War in Slovenia.
- 1996Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin
Who were born on June 26?
- 1881Ya'akov Cohen, Israeli poet (d. 1960)
- 1899Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
- 1902Hugues Cuénod, Swiss Tenor (d. 2010)
- 1963Richard Garfield, American game designer
- 1979Brandi Burkhardt, American actress and beauty pageant contestant
- 1979Wálter Herrmann, Argentinian basketball player
- 1980Sinik, French singer and rapper
- 1984Aubrey Plaza, American comedian, writer and actress
- 1984Deron Williams, American basketball player
- 1984Elijah Dukes, American baseball player
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