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Friday June 26, 2020

June 26: Day of the Week

June 26, 2020 is the 178th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 188 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

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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)

  • 1927
    The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island.
  • 1940
    World War II: under the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the Soviet Union presents an ultimatum to Romania requiring it to cede Bessarabia and the northern part of Bukovina.
  • 1941
    World War II: Soviet planes bomb Kassa, Hungary (now Košice, Slovakia), giving Hungary the impetus to declare war the next day.
  • 1960
    Madagascar gains its independence from France.
  • 1974
    The 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
  • 1978
    Air Canada Flight 189 to Toronto overruns the runway and crashes into the Etobicoke Creek ravine. Two of 107 passengers on board perish.
  • 1991
    Ten-Day War: the Yugoslav people’s army begins the Ten-Day War in Slovenia.
  • 1995
    Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.
  • 2003
    The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.
  • 2008
    The U.S. Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects an individual right, and that the District of Columbia handgun ban is unconstitutional.

Who were born on June 26?

  • 1689
    Edward Holyoke, American academic (d. 1769)
  • 1839
    Sam Watkins, American Confederate soldier and author (d. 1901)
  • 1924
    Kostas Axelos, Greek philosopher (d. 2010)
  • 1931
    Colin Wilson, British writer
  • 1934
    Jeremy Wolfenden, British journalist (d. 1965)
  • 1936
    Jean-Claude Turcotte, Cardinal Archbishop of Montreal
  • 1954
    Steve Barton, American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1969
    Mike Myers, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Paweł Małaszyński, Polish actor
  • 1977
    Mark Jindrak, American professional wrestler

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