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 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)
- 221Roman Emperor Elagabalus adopts his cousin Alexander Severus as his heir and receives the title of Caesar.
- 1541Francisco 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.
- 1723After a siege and bombardment by cannon, Baku surrenders to the Russians.
- 1848End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
- 1927The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island.
- 1934President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.
- 1940World 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.
- 1942The first flight of the Grumman F6F Hellcat.
- 1995Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.
- 2006Mari Alkatiri, the first Prime Minister of East Timor, resigns after weeks of political unrest.
Who were born on June 26?
- 1821Bartolomé Mitre, Argentine historian and politician (d. 1906)
- 1892Pearl S. Buck, American writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
- 1898Chesty Puller, American military officer (d. 1971)
- 1904Peter Lorre, Hungarian actor (d. 1964)
- 1919Richard Neustadt, American political historian (d. 2003)
- 1970Chris O'Donnell, American actor
- 1975Jonah Sorrentino, American hip hop artist
- 1977Mark Jindrak, American professional wrestler
- 1983Felipe Melo, Brazilian footballer
- 1984Deron Williams, American basketball player
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