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Wednesday June 26, 2019

June 26: Day of the Week

June 26, 2019 is the 177th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 188 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

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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)

  • 1541
    Francisco 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.
  • 1718
    Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great’s son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
  • 1848
    End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
  • 1870
    The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
  • 1918
    World War I, Western Front: Battle for Belleau Wood – Allied Forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord defeat Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince.
  • 1936
    Initial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter.
  • 1948
    The Western allies begin an airlift to Berlin after the Soviet Union blockades West Berlin.
  • 1953
    Lavrentiy Beria,head of MVD, is arrested by Nikita Khrushchev and other members of the Politburo.
  • 1960
    Madagascar gains its independence from France.
  • 2003
    The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.

Who were born on June 26?

  • 1817
    Branwell Bronte, British painter and poet (d. 1848)
  • 1938
    Billy Davis, Jr., American singer (The 5th Dimension)
  • 1941
    Yves Beauchemin, Canadian novelist
  • 1961
    Greg LeMond, American cyclist
  • 1962
    Jerome Kersey, American basketball player
  • 1966
    Jürgen Reil, American drummer (Kreator)
  • 1970
    Nick Offerman, American actor
  • 1976
    Paweł Małaszyński, Polish actor
  • 1977
    Quincy Lewis, American basketball player
  • 1991
    Houssem Chemali, French footballer

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