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Saturday June 26, 2021

June 26: Day of the Week

June 26, 2021 is the 177th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 188 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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.
  • 1909
    The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity.
  • 1927
    The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island.
  • 1934
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.
  • 1942
    The first flight of the Grumman F6F Hellcat.
  • 1952
    The Pan-Malayan Labour Party is founded in Malaya, as a union of statewise labour parties.
  • 1953
    Lavrentiy Beria,head of MVD, is arrested by Nikita Khrushchev and other members of the Politburo.
  • 1955
    The South African Congress Alliance adopts the Freedom Charter at the Congress of the People in Kliptown.
  • 1960
    The former British Protectorate of British Somaliland gains its independence as Somaliland.
  • 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?

  • 1902
    Hugues Cuénod, Swiss Tenor (d. 2010)
  • 1923
    Barbara Graham, American murderer (d. 1955)
  • 1927
    Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author (d. 2011)
  • 1936
    Robert Maclennan, British politician
  • 1955
    Dick Mol, Dutch paleonthologist
  • 1961
    Greg LeMond, American cyclist
  • 1970
    Chris O'Donnell, American actor
  • 1974
    Matt Striker, American professional wrestler
  • 1976
    Paweł Małaszyński, Polish actor
  • 1983
    Vinícius, Brazilian footballer

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