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Wednesday June 26, 2019

June 26: Day of the Week

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

June 2019
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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)

  • 363
    Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by the troops on the battlefield.
  • 1857
    The first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London.
  • 1870
    The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
  • 1909
    The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity.
  • 1924
    American occupying forces leave the Dominican Republic.
  • 1945
    The United Nations Charter is signed in San Francisco.
  • 1948
    The Western allies begin an airlift to Berlin after the Soviet Union blockades West Berlin.
  • 1959
    The Saint Lawrence Seaway opens, opening North America’s Great Lakes to ocean-going ships.
  • 1973
    At Plesetsk Cosmodrome 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
  • 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

Who were born on June 26?

  • 1914
    Laurie Lee, British writer (d. 1997)
  • 1915
    Paul Castellano, American organized crime figure (d. 1985)
  • 1929
    Milton Glaser, American designer
  • 1936
    Jean-Claude Turcotte, Cardinal Archbishop of Montreal
  • 1967
    Todd Pletcher, American horse trainer
  • 1969
    Ingrid Lempereur, Belgian swimmer
  • 1974
    Matt Striker, American professional wrestler
  • 1979
    Brandi Burkhardt, American actress and beauty pageant contestant
  • 1984
    Aubrey Plaza, American comedian, writer and actress
  • 1992
    Joel Campbell, Costa Rican footballer

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