What happened this day in history June 26

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

  • 363
    Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by the troops on the battlefield.
  • 1284
    the legendary Pied Piper leads 130 children out of Hamelin, Germany
  • 1857
    The first investiture of the Victoria Cross in Hyde Park, London.
  • 1907
    The 1907 Tiflis bank robbery took place in Yerevan Square, now Freedom Square, Tbilisi.
  • 1909
    The Science Museum in London comes into existence as an independent entity.
  • 1934
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.
  • 1948
    The Western allies begin an airlift to Berlin after the Soviet Union blockades West Berlin.
  • 1960
    Madagascar gains its independence from France.
  • 1975
    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.
  • 2006
    Mari Alkatiri, the first Prime Minister of East Timor, resigns after weeks of political unrest.

Who were born on June 26?

  • 1575
    Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1612)
  • 1689
    Edward Holyoke, American academic (d. 1769)
  • 1703
    Thomas Clap, American academic (d. 1767)
  • 1880
    Natalia, Princess Brassova (d. 1952)
  • 1911
    Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American athlete (d. 1956)
  • 1971
    Max Biaggi, Italian motorcycle racer
  • 1973
    Jussi Sydänmaa, Finnish musician (Lordi)
  • 1985
    Urgyen Trinley Dorje, 17th Karmapa Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader
  • 1987
    Carlos Iaconelli, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1987
    Samir Nasri, French footballer

Who died on June 26?

  • 1541
    Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conqueror of Peru
  • 1958
    Andrija Štampar, Croatian physician and United Nations diplomat (b. 1888)
  • 1993
    Roy Campanella, American baseball player (b. 1921)
  • 1994
    Jahanara Imam, Bangladeshi writer and activist (b. 1929)
  • 1997
    Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Hawaiian singer (b. 1959)
  • 2002
    Arnold Brown, the 11th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1913)
  • 2002
    Jay Berwanger, American football player and first recipient of the Heisman Trophy (b. 1914)
  • 2003
    Denver Randleman, U.S. Army Seargent (b. 1920)
  • 2003
    Sir Denis Thatcher MBE, husband of Margaret Thatcher (b. 1915)
  • 2007
    Joey Sadler, All Black rugby player (b. 1914)

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