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)
- 1284the legendary Pied Piper leads 130 children out of Hamelin, Germany
- 1723After a siege and bombardment by cannon, Baku surrenders to the Russians.
- 1909The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity.
- 1936Initial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter.
- 1941World War II: Soviet planes bomb Kassa, Hungary (now Košice, Slovakia), giving Hungary the impetus to declare war the next day.
- 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.
- 1974The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley’s chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio
- 1995Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.
- 2003The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Lawrence v. Texas that gender-based sodomy laws are unconstitutional.
Who were born on June 26?
- 1703Thomas Clap, American academic (d. 1767)
- 1798Wolfgang Menzel, German writer (d. 1873)
- 1904Frank Scott Hogg, Canadian astronomer (d. 1951)
- 1973Rebecca Budig, American actress
- 1980Hamílton, naturalized Togolese footballer
- 1984Elijah Dukes, American baseball player
- 1984Jose Juan Barea, American basketball player
- 1985Urgyen Trinley Dorje, 17th Karmapa Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader
- 1991Diego Falcinelli, Italian footballer
- 1991Houssem Chemali, French footballer
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