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.
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.
- 1857The first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London.
- 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.
- 1960The former British Protectorate of British Somaliland gains its independence as Somaliland.
- 1973At Plesetsk Cosmodrome 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
- 1975Two 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.
- 1977The Yorkshire Ripper kills 16 year old shop assistant Jayne MacDonald in Leeds, changing public perception of the killer as she is the first victim who is not a prostitute.
- 2006Mari Alkatiri, the first Prime Minister of East Timor, resigns after weeks of political unrest.
Who were born on June 26?
- 1914Laurie Lee, British writer (d. 1997)
- 1938Gerald North, American climatologist
- 1942Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer and Minister of Culture
- 1966Minaguchi Yuko, Japanese voice actress
- 1967Todd Pletcher, American horse trainer
- 1971Max Biaggi, Italian motorcycle racer
- 1976Ed Jovanovski, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1979Brandi Burkhardt, American actress and beauty pageant contestant
- 1984Deron Williams, American basketball player
- 1985Urgyen Trinley Dorje, 17th Karmapa Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader
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