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In the Gregorian Calendar, June 26 is the 177th
(hundredth – seventieth seventh) day of the year.

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Quote of the Day…

Music education is actually the education of man.

— Claudio Abbado
Italian conductor (born June 26, 1933)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

June 26 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 1284: in Hamelin (Germany) the events of the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin take place, in which 130 children (possibly young) were kidnapped or recruited.
  • 1300: in Spain, the Sultan of Granada Muhammad II takes Alcaudete (Jaén) after four days of combat.
  • 1409: at the Council of Pisa, after the deposition of Popes Gregory XII of Rome and Benedict XIII of Avignon twenty-one days before, Cardinal Pedro Philarghi is elected by unanimous vote as Pope, who takes the name of Alexander V.
  • 1709: in Spain, Felipe V grants the town of Ayerbe the titles of “noble and most faithful”, for the collaboration provided in the War of Succession.
  • 1783: in Saint Petersburg (Russia), the mathematician and physicist Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) describes the arrival of the acid cloud from the Laki volcano (of Iceland), which exploded on June 8 and will erupt for the next 8 months. In the following two years this fog will cause a great famine, which will leave a balance of 6 million deaths worldwide. It has been described as “one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in European history”.
  • 1800: Alessandro Volta, announces the discovery and operation of the first electric battery.
  • 1876: in the United States the Battle of Little Bighorn is fought, in which General Custer and his 268 soldiers die.
  • 1887: In the region of Kilkenny Castle (southeast of Ireland) the historical record of temperature of that country is registered: 33.3 ° C (92 ° F).
  • 1891: in Buenos Aires (Argentina) the political party Unión Cívica Radical is founded.
  • 1924: the US invasion ends in the Dominican Republic; troops withdraw.
  • 1942: in Veracruz (Mexico) the Nazi German submarine U-129 sinks the Mexican oil tanker Túxpam; 4 Mexican sailors die.
  • 1945: in San Francisco (California) the Charter of the United Nations and the Statute of the International Court of Justice are signed.
  • 1960: Madagascar becomes independent from France.
  • 1963: in Berlin (Germany), the president of the United States John F. Kennedy gives his famous speech “Ich bin ein Berliner” (“I am a Berliner”).
  • 1964: in Caracas (Venezuela), the Government breaks diplomatic and commercial relations with Cuba, accusing Fidel Castro of exporting the violent revolution. Rural guerrillas fight throughout Venezuelan territory.
  • 1974: In Ohio, United States, the barcode on a pack of gum is scanned for the first time in a supermarket.
  • 1975: in India, Indira Gandhi establishes an authoritarian government.
  • 1976: in Toronto (Canada) the CN Tower is officially inaugurated.
  • 1977: in the United States, the singer Elvis Presley gives the last concert of him.
  • 1979: American boxer Muhammad Ali retires from boxing, although he would return for two exhibitions, being defeated in both.
  • 1980: in El Salvador, the Revolutionary Government Junta orders a military intervention to the University of El Salvador and subsequently keeps it closed for four years.
  • 1987: in Spain, Jesús Gil takes over the presidency of the Atlético de Madrid football club.
  • 1991: The former Yugoslav republics of Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence.
  • 1997: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, a work written by J.K Rowling, is published for the first time
  • 1999: Equatorial Guinea and São Tomé and Príncipe sign the Maritime Border Treaty between Equatorial Guinea and São Tomé and Príncipe, thus creating the maritime border between Equatorial Guinea and São Tomé and Príncipe.
  • 2000: the first draft of the human genome is officially presented in London.
  • 2002: in Avellaneda (6 km from the center of Buenos Aires), the police assassinate the social activists Darío Santillán and Maximiliano Kosteki (Avellaneda Massacre).
  • 2007: The Mexican singer Alejandro Fernández, launches the 12th of his. studio album Wind in favor.
  • 2011: In Argentina, the final key is disputed for the Promotion of Promotion to the First Division of Argentine Soccer, where after drawing 1 to 1 with Club Atlético Belgrano, the historic descent of Club Atlético River Plate to the First National B takes place .
  • 2012: Release of the album LIVING THINGS by American rock band Linkin Park
  • 2014: The oldest naturally built reef with the skeletons of the first known animals to possess them, known as Cloudina, is found in the plains of Namibia. The bone structures would belong to the Ediacaran Period.
  • 2016: Twelfth General Elections of the Spanish democracy.
  • 2016: In the 2016 Copa América final, Argentina lost 2-4 on penalties against Chile, and Lionel Messi missed a penalty for the first time in a penalty shoot-out, and Chile was crowned two-time Copa América champion
  • 2016: Inauguration of the Expansion of the Panama Canal.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

June 26 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1557: Leandro Bassano, Italian painter (d. 1622).
  • 1580: Gaspar de Borja y Velasco, Spanish cardinal (d. 1645).
  • 1681: Eduviges Sofia of Sweden, Swedish princess and writer (d. 1708).
  • 1685: Antonio Maria Bernacchi, Italian soprano (d. 1746).
  • 1694: Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (d. 1768).
  • 1726: Victor Amadeo III, Sardinian Duke (d. 1796).
  • 1730: Charles Messier, French astronomer (d. 1817).
  • 1753: Antoine de Rivarol, French writer (d. 1801).
  • 1760: Juan José I, prince of Liechtenstein (d. 1836).
  • 1782: Juan José Carrera, Chilean military and patriot (d. 1818).
  • 1821: Bartolomé Miter, Argentine military man, president between 1862 and 1868 (d. 1906).
  • 1824: Lord Kelvin (William Thomson), British physicist (d. 1907).
  • 1826: Juan de la Barrera, military man and Mexican hero (d. 1847).
  • 1854: Robert Borden, Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1937).
  • 1866: George Herbert of Carnarvon, British Egyptologist (d. 1923).
  • 1867: Pelayo Quintero Atauri, Spanish painter and writer (d. 1946).
  • 1869: Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (d. 1954).
  • 1885: André Maurois, French writer, biographer and critic (d. 1967).
  • 1890: Francisco Elías Rueda, Spanish filmmaker (d. 1977).
  • 1892: Pearl S. Buck, American writer, Nobel Prize Winner for literature in 1938 (d. 1973).
  • 1897: Viola Dana, American actress (d. 1987).
  • 1899: Maria Nikoláyevna Románova, Russian Duchess (d. 1918).
  • 1904: Peter Lorre, Hungarian-American actor (d. 1964).
  • 1905: Lynd Ward, American writer and illustrator (d. 1985).
  • 1908: Salvador Allende, Chilean politician, president of Chile between 1970 and 1973 (d. 1973).
  • 1908: Estrellita Castro, Spanish actress and singer (d. 1983).
  • 1909: Wolfgang Reitherman, German filmmaker (d. 1985).
  • 1913: Aimé Césaire, French poet and politician (d. 2008).
  • 1913: Maurice Wilkes, British computer researcher (d. 2010).
  • 1914: Laurie Lee, British writer (d. 1997).
  • 1914: Wolfgang Windgassen, German tenor (d. 1974).
  • 1915: George Haigh, English soccer player and coach (d. 2019).
  • 1916: Giuseppe Taddei, Italian baritone (d. 2010).
  • 1922: Eleanor Parker, American actress (f. 2013).
  • 1924: Antonio Pinilla Sánchez-Concha, Peruvian lawyer and philosopher (f. 2006).
  • 1924: José Ignacio San Martín, Spanish military (d. 2004).
  • 1925: Wolfgang Unzicker, German chess player (d. 2006).
  • 1926: José Vidal-Beneyto, Spanish philosopher, sociologist and political scientist (d. 2010).
  • 1926: Fernando Monckeberg Barros, Chilean surgeon.
  • 1927: Juan Velarde Fuertes, Spanish economist.
  • 1930: Kenneth Kennedy, American anthropologist.
  • 1931: Juan Carlos Galván, Argentine actor (d. 2015).
  • 1933: Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor and musician (d. 2014).
  • 1933: Carlos Mendo, Spanish journalist (d. 2010).
  • 1935: Dwight York, religious racist and African-American pedophile.
  • 1936: Hal Greer, American basketball player.
  • 1937: Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist, 1996 Nobel Laureate in Physics (d. 2013).
  • 1937: João Cutileiro, Portuguese sculptor (d. 2021).
  • 1940: Vittorio Storaro, Italian cinematographer.
  • 1942: Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer-songwriter and politician.
  • 1943: Milton Juica, Chilean jurist and judge.
  • 1946: Virgilio Zapatero Gómez, Spanish politician.
  • 1951: Ricardo Chiqui Pereyra, Argentine tango singer.
  • 1954: Luis Arconada, soccer goalkeeper.
  • 1954: Félix McDonald, Guatemalan soccer player.
  • 1955: Mick Jones, British musician, of the band The Clash.
  • 1956: Chris Isaak, American musician and actor.
  • 1957: Patty Smyth, American singer.
  • 1958 Pedro Cateriano, Peruvian lawyer and politician.
  • 1959: Francis Magee, Irish actor.
  • 1961: Greg Lemond, American cyclist.
  • 1967: Olivier Dahan, French filmmaker
  • 1968: Paolo Maldini, Italian footballer.
  • 1969: Colin Greenwood, British musician, of the band Radiohead.
  • 1970: Paul Thomas Anderson, American filmmaker
  • 1971: Max Biaggi, Italian motorcycle racer.
  • 1971: Victoria Onetto, Argentine actress.
  • 1972: Leonardo De Cecco, Argentine musician, of the Attaque 77 band.
  • 1972: Garou, Canadian singer.
  • 1973: Jussi Sydänmaa, Finnish musician, of the Lordi band.
  • 1974: Derek Jeter, American baseball player.
  • 1976: Aleksandr Zajárchenko, Ukrainian military and politician, president of Donetsk between 2014 and 2018 (d. 2018).
  • 1977: Tite Kubo, Japanese mangaka.
  • 1977: Marco Corleone, American professional wrestler.
  • 1979: Luis Alberto González, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1979: Ryan Tedder, American singer, songwriter and producer, of the band OneRepublic.
  • 1980: Jason Schwartzman, American actor.
  • 1980: Michael Vick, American football player.
  • 1980: Hamílton, Brazilian footballer naturalized Togolese.
  • 1981: Agustín Orión, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1981: Paolo Cannavaro, Italian footballer.
  • 1983: Antonio Rosati, Italian footballer.
  • 1984: Luis Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1984: Francisco Javier Tarantino Uriarte, Spanish footballer.
  • 1984: Aubrey Plaza, American actress.
  • 1985: Chiquis Rivera, singer, songwriter, businesswoman and music and television producer, American.
  • 1985: Son Eun-seo, South Korean actress.
  • 1986: Gastón Cellerino, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1986: Stefano Napoleoni, Italian footballer.
  • 1987: Samir Nasri, French footballer.
  • 1991: Diego Falcinelli, Italian footballer.
  • 1992: Joel Campbell, Costa Rican soccer player.
  • 1992: Jennette McCurdy, American actress, songwriter and singer.
  • 1993: Ariana Grande, American actress, singer and songwriter.
  • 2005: Alejandra de Orange-Nassau, Dutch aristocrat.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

June 26 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 116 a. C .: Ptolemy VIII, pharaoh of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt in 170 BC. C.-163 a. C. and 145 a. C.-116 a. C. (n.182 BC).
  • 14: Agrippa Posthumous, grandson of Augustus and son of Marco Vipsanio Agrippa (b. 12 BC).
  • 363: Julian the Apostate, Roman emperor between 361 and 363 (b. 331).
  • 1274: Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Persian scientist, mathematician, biologist, chemist, astronomer, theologian, philosopher and physician.
  • 1541: Francisco Pizarro, explorer and Spanish conqueror (b.1478).
  • 1557: Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo, Spanish writer and chronicler (b.1478).
  • 1653: Juliana Morell, writer, humanist and Spanish religious (b. 1594).
  • 1655: Margaret of Savoy, Spanish aristocrat.
  • 1752: Giulio Alberoni, Italian cardinal.
  • 1810: Joseph Montgolfier, French inventor (b. 1740).
  • 1811: Juan Aldama, Mexican insurgent military man (b. 1764).
  • 1811: Ignacio Allende, Mexican insurgent military man (b. 1769).
  • 1811: Mariano Jiménez, Mexican insurgent military man (b. 1781).
  • 1830: George IV, British king.
  • 1836: Claude Rouget de Lisle, military man and French composer (b. 1760).
  • 1839: Mariano Lagasca, Spanish naturalist.
  • 1856: Max Stirner, German philosopher.
  • 1870: Armand Barbès, French politician (b.1809).
  • 1878: María de las Mercedes de Orleans, Queen of Spain (b. 1860).
  • 1924: Manuel Chao, Mexican military man (b. 1883).
  • 1927: Armand Guillaumin, French Impressionist painter and lithographer (b. 1841).
  • 1941: Hans Ludendorff, German astronomer.
  • 1942: Alberto Smith, Venezuelan politician (b. 1861).
  • 1943: Karl Landsteiner, American pathologist of Austrian origin, Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1930 (b. 1868).
  • 1945: Camilo Arriaga, Mexican mining engineer (b.1862).
  • 1946: Yōsuke Matsuoka, Japanese politician (b.1880).
  • 1947 – Richard Bedford Bennett, Prime Minister of Canada (b.1870).
  • 1948: Pablo Quiroga Escamilla, Mexican military and politician (b. 1875).
  • 1952: Arturo B. de la Garza, Mexican lawyer and politician (b.1905).
  • 1956: Clifford Brown, American jazz trumpeter.
  • 1957: Malcolm Lowry, British novelist.
  • 1958: Miguel Otamendi, Spanish engineer.
  • 1970: Leopoldo Marechal, Argentine writer (b.1900).
  • 1971: Guillermo Uribe Holguín, Colombian musician (b. 1880).
  • 1975: Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, Spanish priest, founder of Opus Dei (b.1902).
  • 1975: Román Fresnedo Siri, Uruguayan architect (b.1903).
  • 1989: Enrique Fontana Codina, Spanish politician and businessman (b. 1921).
  • 1990: Manuel de Pedrolo, Spanish writer.
  • 1994: Alberto Borges, an Ecuadorian nationalized Spanish journalist (b. 1928).
  • 1995: Vicentico Valdés, Cuban singer of boleros and guarachas (b. 1921).
  • 1996: Veronica Guerin, Irish journalist assassinated in her fight against drug dealers
  • 1997: Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Hawaiian singer (b.1959).
  • 2001: El Sordera (Manuel Soto Monje), Spanish singer-songwriter (b.1927).
  • 2002: Maximiliano Kosteki (b. 1979) and Darío Santillán, murdered Argentine social fighters.
  • 2003: Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroonian footballer.
  • 2005: Luis Eduardo Mallo, Uruguayan politician (b.1919).
  • 2007: Mario Socolinsky, pediatrician and Argentine radio and television presenter (b. 1942).
  • 2010: Algirdas Brazauskas, Lithuanian politician (b.1932).
  • 2010: Aníbal Di Salvo, Argentine filmmaker (b.1924).
  • 2012: Nora Ephron, American screenwriter and filmmaker (b.1941).
  • 2012: Gustavo Pérez Puig, Spanish director (b.1930).
  • 2015: Yevgueni Primakov, Russian politician (b.1929).
  • 2018: Víctor Contreras, Chilean swimmer (b.1945).
  • 2019: Max Wright, American actor (b.1943).
  • 2020: Arturo Salazar Larraín, Peruvian journalist (b.1926).
  • 2020: Hermes Binner, Argentine doctor and politician. First socialist governor in Argentine history (b. 1943).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

June 26 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • United Nations:
    • International Day for the Fight against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
    • International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
  • Spain:
    • Castro-Urdiales (Cantabria) – Patronal feast of San Pelayo.
    • Zarauz (Guipúzcoa) – Patronal feast of San Pelayo.
  • Madagascar:
    • Independence Day
  • Mexico:
    • Pedagogue’s Day
    • Clinical Pathologist Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

June 26 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saints John and Paul (4th century).
  • Saint Vigilius of Trent, bishop (405).
  • Saint Deodatus of Nola, bishop (405).
  • Saint Maxentius of Poitiers, abbot (c. 515).
  • Saint David of Thessalonica, hermit (c. 540).
  • Saint Salvio de Valenciennes, bishop (8th century).
  • Saint Pelayo of Córdoba, martyr (925) .7
  • Saint Antelmo de Belley, bishop (1177).
  • Blessed Raymond Petiniaud de Jourgnac, priest and martyr, Archdeacon of Limoges (1794).
  • Blessed Magdalena Fontaine, Francisca Lanel, Teresa Fantou and Juana Gérard, virgins and martyrs (1794).
  • Saint Joseph Ma Taishun, martyr (1900).
  • Saint José María Robles, priest and martyr (1927).
  • Blessed Andrés Jacinto Longhin, bishop (1936).
  • Blessed Nicolás Konrad and Vladimiro Pryjma (1941).
  • Blessed Andrés Iscak, priest and martyr (1941).
  • Saint José María Escrivá de Balaguer, priest (1975).

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

June 26 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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