June 26: Day of the Week
June 26, 2019 is the 177th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 188 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1718Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great’s son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
- 1723After a siege and bombardment by cannon, Baku surrenders to the Russians.
- 1848End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
- 1857The first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London.
- 1909The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity.
- 1941World War II: Soviet planes bomb Kassa, Hungary (now Košice, Slovakia), giving Hungary the impetus to declare war the next day.
- 1945The United Nations Charter is signed in San Francisco.
- 1948The Western allies begin an airlift to Berlin after the Soviet Union blockades West Berlin.
- 1973At Plesetsk Cosmodrome 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
- 1991Ten-Day War: the Yugoslav people’s army begins the Ten-Day War in Slovenia.
Who were born on June 26?
- 1681Hedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (d. 1708)
- 1866George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English financier of Egyptian excavations (d. 1923)
- 1869Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (d. 1954)
- 1943Georgie Fame, British singer
- 1955Dick Mol, Dutch paleonthologist
- 1974Derek Jeter, American baseball player
- 1974Nicole Saba, Lebanese singer
- 1977Kubo Tite, Japanese cartoonist
- 1984Aubrey Plaza, American comedian, writer and actress
- 2005Princess Alexia of the Netherlands
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