Thursday July 26, 2012: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 7/26/2012, UK date format: 26/7/2012

July 26th, 2012 was the 208th day of the year 2012 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Leo. The day of the week was Thursday.

The number one song in US was Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen.

Moneyball, directed by Bennett Miller, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2012 while The Presidents Club by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching True Love. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Doom 3 BFG Edition or Blade & Soul.

The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

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July 26, 2012 Events

What happened on July 26, 2012?

Historical Events

  • Civil war in Syria:
  • According to reports, the Syrian Army is planning a major offensive in Aleppo. The US State Department has cited credible reports that tank columns are moving into Aleppo with support from special forces, helicopter gunships, and fixed-wing planes. Al-Jazeera: Al-Watan, a pro-government newspaper, calls the upcoming operation "the mother of all battles".
  • According to the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, at least 200 people are killed each year in violence across the country. Aleppo and Damascus are the most affected areas, with a total of 95 people killed. There are also numerous casualties reported from Daraa, Idlib and Homs.
  • Aleppo MP Ikhlas al Badawi defected to Turkey with her six children.
  • At least seven people are killed in an explosion at a busy market in northwestern Pakistan, near the Afghan border.
  • An insurgent attack an Iraqi Army checkpoint near Baqubah, bringing down a helicopter and triggering an intense firefight. At least 19 people have been reported to be killed, including 11 soldiers and police officers.
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What happened on July 26 in history? Find out the list of July 26th major events

What was 2012 famous for? Discover everything about 2012


July 26, 2012 Famous Birthdays

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How old am I?

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July 26, 2012 Famous Deaths

Who died on July 26, 2012?

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July 26, 2012 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Leo personality

Who should a Leo marry?

Babies born in July are either Cancer or Leo. People born before July 22nd are Cancer, while people born from July 23rd have the sign of Leo

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Chinese Zodiac

Dragon chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Dragon

Element: Water

Dragon personality

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July 26, 2012 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was July 26, 2012?

The day of the week was Thursday.

July 26th marks the 207th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2012.

There are 158 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.

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Music charts

What was the number one song on July 26, 2012? Which were the top hits on July 26, 2012?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Call Me Maybe
  2. - Payphone
  3. - Wide Awake
  4. - Somebody That I Used To Know
  5. - Lights

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Mercy
  2. - No Lie
  3. - Lemme See
  4. - Climax
  5. - Nobody's Perfect

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Burn It Down
  2. - Gold On The Ceiling
  3. - Little Talks
  4. - Days Go By
  5. - Tongue Tied

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Hasta Que Salga El Sol
  2. - Me Enamora
  3. - Follow The Leader
  4. - Amor Confuso
  5. - La Diabla

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Release year: 2012

Directed by: Bennett Miller

Starring: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Country: United States of America

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton

Country: United States of America

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Release year: 2012

Directed by: John Madden

Starring: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2012

Directed by: Chris Butler, Sam Fell

Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tucker Albrizzi

Country: United States of America

The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Tony Gilroy

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Scott Glenn

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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True Love

True Love

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Michael J. Saul



Release year: 2012

Directed by: Neil Berkeley

Burning Love

Burning Love

Release year: 2012

Directed by: Ken Marino



Release year: 2012

Directed by: Stephen Tolkin

Satyamev Jayate

Satyamev Jayate

Release year: 2012

Starring: Aamir Khan

Country: India


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Presidents Club by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy

The Presidents Club


The New York Times bestseller history of private relationships between the thirteen last presidents--the private deals, partnerships, rescue missions and rivalries of those selected men who served as commander in chief

Wild by Cheryl Strayed



#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed believed she had lost all. Her family dispersed and her marriage was soon ended in the wake of her mother's passing.

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Shadow of Night


Book two of the All Souls Trilogy is #1 in New York Times Bestsellers. It's "as captivating, engrossing and impossible to put on as its predecessor" (Miami Herald).

The Amateur by Edward Klein

The Amateur


You think you know Barack Obama the real Barack Obama? The Amateur is the only way to find out.

Calico Joe by John Grisham

Calico Joe


"Grisham hits it out of the park ."--The Washington Post. It's 1973 and Joe Castle is the great rookie in baseball.

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Doom 3 BFG Edition

Doom 3 BFG Edition

Platform: Microsoft Windows Linux PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Nvidia Shield

Genre: First-person shooter, survival horror

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Blade & Soul

Blade & Soul

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: NCSOFT Tencent (CN) Innova (RU)

Marvel vs. Capcom Origins

Marvel vs. Capcom Origins

Platform: PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: Capcom

Beatmania IIDX 20: Tricoro

Beatmania IIDX 20: Tricoro

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Music

Publisher: Konami Corporation

Apocalypse Max: Better Dead Than Undead

Apocalypse Max: Better Dead Than Undead

Platform: iOS

Genre: platform/shooting game


July 26, 2012 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

First Quarter

The moon phase for July 26, 2012 is First Quarter.

See Moon rising and setting times on July 26, 2012


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $85.56
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $579.76
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $29.23
  • General Electric GE: opens at $20.20
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $193.49

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 78.2 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.01 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.9778 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.3841 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 96.02 JPY

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