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Saturday June 26, 2021

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1718
    Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great’s son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
  • 1907
    The 1907 Tiflis bank robbery took place in Yerevan Square, now Freedom Square, Tbilisi.
  • 1952
    The Pan-Malayan Labour Party is founded in Malaya, as a union of statewise labour parties.
  • 1960
    Madagascar gains its independence from France.
  • 1960
    The former British Protectorate of British Somaliland gains its independence as Somaliland.
  • 1975
    Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.
  • 1991
    Ten-Day War: the Yugoslav people’s army begins the Ten-Day War in Slovenia.
  • 1996
    Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin

Who were born on June 26?

  • 1881
    Ya'akov Cohen, Israeli poet (d. 1960)
  • 1899
    Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
  • 1902
    Hugues Cuénod, Swiss Tenor (d. 2010)
  • 1963
    Richard Garfield, American game designer
  • 1979
    Brandi Burkhardt, American actress and beauty pageant contestant
  • 1979
    Wálter Herrmann, Argentinian basketball player
  • 1980
    Sinik, French singer and rapper
  • 1984
    Aubrey Plaza, American comedian, writer and actress
  • 1984
    Deron Williams, American basketball player
  • 1984
    Elijah Dukes, American baseball player

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