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Friday June 26, 2020

June 26: Day of the Week

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

  • 1409
    Western 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.
  • 1848
    End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
  • 1917
    The first U.S. troops arrive in France to fight alongside Britain and France against Germany in World War I.
  • 1927
    The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island.
  • 1953
    Lavrentiy Beria,head of MVD, is arrested by Nikita Khrushchev and other members of the Politburo.
  • 1960
    Madagascar gains its independence from France.
  • 1960
    The former British Protectorate of British Somaliland gains its independence as Somaliland.
  • 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.
  • 2006
    Mari Alkatiri, the first Prime Minister of East Timor, resigns after weeks of political unrest.

Who were born on June 26?

  • 1839
    Sam Watkins, American Confederate soldier and author (d. 1901)
  • 1881
    Ya'akov Cohen, Israeli poet (d. 1960)
  • 1898
    Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer (d. 1978)
  • 1928
    Jacob Druckman, American composer (d. 1996)
  • 1936
    Robert Maclennan, British politician
  • 1955
    Mick Jones, British guitarist (The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite)
  • 1969
    Colin Greenwood, British musician
  • 1970
    Irv Gotti, American record producer
  • 1974
    Derek Jeter, American baseball player
  • 1977
    Kubo Tite, Japanese cartoonist

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