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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1909The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity.
- 1927The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island.
- 1934President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.
- 1942The first flight of the Grumman F6F Hellcat.
- 1952The Pan-Malayan Labour Party is founded in Malaya, as a union of statewise labour parties.
- 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.
- 1960The former British Protectorate of British Somaliland gains its independence as Somaliland.
- 2008The U.S. Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects an individual right, and that the District of Columbia handgun ban is unconstitutional.
Who were born on June 26?
- 1902Hugues Cuénod, Swiss Tenor (d. 2010)
- 1923Barbara Graham, American murderer (d. 1955)
- 1927Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author (d. 2011)
- 1936Robert Maclennan, British politician
- 1955Dick Mol, Dutch paleonthologist
- 1961Greg LeMond, American cyclist
- 1970Chris O'Donnell, American actor
- 1974Matt Striker, American professional wrestler
- 1976Paweł Małaszyński, Polish actor
- 1983Vinícius, Brazilian footballer
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