About June 26

June 26, 2021 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.

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Cancer is the sun 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.

What Happened On June 26

  • 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
  • 1409
    Western Schism: the Roman Catholic church is led into a double schism as Petros Philargos is crowned Pope Alexander V after the Council of Pisa, joining Pope Gregory XII in Rome and Pope Benedict XII in Avignon.
  • 1723
    After a siege and bombardment by cannon, Baku surrenders to the Russians.
  • 1848
    End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
  • 1870
    The Christian holiday of Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.
  • 1907
    The 1907 Tiflis bank robbery took place in Yerevan Square, now Freedom Square, Tbilisi.
  • 1918
    World War I, Western Front: Battle for Belleau Wood – Allied Forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord defeat Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince.
  • 1934
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Federal Credit Union Act, which establishes credit unions.
  • 1941
    World War II: Soviet planes bomb Kassa, Hungary (now Košice, Slovakia), giving Hungary the impetus to declare war the next day.
  • 1945
    The United Nations Charter is signed in San Francisco.
  • 1948
    Shirley Jackson’s short story The Lottery is published in The New Yorker magazine.
  • 1948
    The Western allies begin an airlift to Berlin after the Soviet Union blockades West Berlin.
  • 1952
    The Pan-Malayan Labour Party is founded in Malaya, as a union of statewise labour parties.
  • 1974
    The 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
  • 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.
  • 1991
    Ten-Day War: the Yugoslav people’s army begins the Ten-Day War in Slovenia.
  • 1996
    Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin
  • 1997
    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
  • 2006
    Mari Alkatiri, the first Prime Minister of East Timor, resigns after weeks of political unrest.

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