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 178th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 188 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 13, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,552,160 minutes 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 ‘hectaheptacontaoctagon’ 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 231 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 2,744 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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June 26 Historical Events
the legendary Pied Piper leads 130 children out of Hamelin, Germany
Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great’s son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
American occupying forces leave the Dominican Republic.
Initial flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61, the first practical helicopter.
Lavrentiy Beria,head of MVD, is arrested by Nikita Khrushchev and other members of the Politburo.
The South African Congress Alliance adopts the Freedom Charter at the Congress of the People in Kliptown.
The 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.
Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.
Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin
Who were born on June 26?
Edward Holyoke, American academic (d. 1769)
William Thomson, Irish-born physicist (d. 1907)
Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
Debs Garms, American baseball player (d. 1984)
Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American athlete (d. 1956)
Patty Smyth, American singer (Scandal)
Jerome Kersey, American basketball player
Rebecca Budig, American actress
Terry Skiverton, English football player
Ryo Fukuda, Japanese racing driver
Who died on June 26?
Caesar Rodney, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1728)
Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, French composer (La Marseillaise) (b. 1760)
Karl Landsteiner, Austrian biologist and physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1868)
Lilian Velez, Filipino actress (b. 1924)
Alfred Döblin, German writer (b. 1878)
Saint Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish Catholic priest (b. 1902)
Jahanara Imam, Bangladeshi writer and activist (b. 1929)
Sir Denis Thatcher MBE, husband of Margaret Thatcher (b. 1915)
Strom Thurmond, U.S. Senator (b. 1902)
Algirdas Brazauskas, President of Lithuania (b. 1932)
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