What are the important events that happened on June 26? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
June 26: Facts & Myths About This Day
June 26 is the 177th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 188 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 13, 2021 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,624,665,600 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaheptacontaheptagon’ day.
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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.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 220 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,109 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 26 Historical Events
Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by the troops on the battlefield.
the legendary Pied Piper leads 130 children out of Hamelin, Germany
The first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London.
The 1907 Tiflis bank robbery took place in Yerevan Square, now Freedom Square, Tbilisi.
The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.
The Western allies begin an airlift to Berlin after the Soviet Union blockades West Berlin.
Madagascar gains its independence from France.
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.
Mari Alkatiri, the first Prime Minister of East Timor, resigns after weeks of political unrest.
Who were born on June 26?
Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1612)
Edward Holyoke, American academic (d. 1769)
Thomas Clap, American academic (d. 1767)
Natalia, Princess Brassova (d. 1952)
Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American athlete (d. 1956)
Max Biaggi, Italian motorcycle racer
Jussi Sydänmaa, Finnish musician (Lordi)
Urgyen Trinley Dorje, 17th Karmapa Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader
Carlos Iaconelli, Brazilian racing driver
Samir Nasri, French footballer
Who died on June 26?
Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conqueror of Peru
Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician and United Nations diplomat (b. 1888)
Roy Campanella, American baseball player (b. 1921)
Jahanara Imam, Bangladeshi writer and activist (b. 1929)
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Hawaiian singer (b. 1959)
Arnold Brown, the 11th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1913)
Jay Berwanger, American football player and first recipient of the Heisman Trophy (b. 1914)
Denver Randleman, U.S. Army Seargent (b. 1920)
Sir Denis Thatcher MBE, husband of Margaret Thatcher (b. 1915)
Joey Sadler, All Black rugby player (b. 1914)
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