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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
- 1857The first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London.
- 1870The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
- 1909The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity.
- 1924American occupying forces leave the Dominican Republic.
- 1945The United Nations Charter is signed in San Francisco.
- 1948The Western allies begin an airlift to Berlin after the Soviet Union blockades West Berlin.
- 1959The Saint Lawrence Seaway opens, opening North America’s Great Lakes to ocean-going ships.
- 1973At Plesetsk Cosmodrome 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
- 1974The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley’s chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio
Who were born on June 26?
- 1914Laurie Lee, British writer (d. 1997)
- 1915Paul Castellano, American organized crime figure (d. 1985)
- 1929Milton Glaser, American designer
- 1936Jean-Claude Turcotte, Cardinal Archbishop of Montreal
- 1967Todd Pletcher, American horse trainer
- 1969Ingrid Lempereur, Belgian swimmer
- 1974Matt Striker, American professional wrestler
- 1979Brandi Burkhardt, American actress and beauty pageant contestant
- 1984Aubrey Plaza, American comedian, writer and actress
- 1992Joel Campbell, Costa Rican footballer
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