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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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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.
- 1848End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
- 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.
- 1936Initial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter.
- 1953Lavrentiy Beria,head of MVD, is arrested by Nikita Khrushchev and other members of the Politburo.
- 1955The South African Congress Alliance adopts the Freedom Charter at the Congress of the People in Kliptown.
- 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
- 2003The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.
Who were born on June 26?
- 1881Ya'akov Cohen, Israeli poet (d. 1960)
- 1909Wolfgang Reitherman, American animator (d. 1985)
- 1924Kostas Axelos, Greek philosopher (d. 2010)
- 1956Chris Isaak, American singer
- 1968Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer
- 1973Rebecca Budig, American actress
- 1979Brandi Burkhardt, American actress and beauty pageant contestant
- 1979Wálter Herrmann, Argentinian basketball player
- 1980Jason Schwartzman, American actor
- 1985Urgyen Trinley Dorje, 17th Karmapa Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader
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