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Monday August 26, 2019

August 26: Day of the Week

August 26, 2019 was the 238th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 127 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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August 26 Historical Event(s)

  • 1071
    Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Army at Manzikert.
  • 1278
    Ladislaus IV of Hungary and Rudolph I of Germany defeat Premysl Ottokar II of Bohemia in the Battle of Marchfield near Dürnkrut in (then) Moravia.
  • 1429
    Joan of Arc makes a triumphant entry into Paris.
  • 1444
    Battle of St. Jakob an der Birs: A vastly outnumbered force of Swiss Confederates is defeated by the Dauphin Louis (future Louis XI of France) and his army of ‘Armagnacs’near Basel.
  • 1814
    Chilean War of Independence: Infighting between the rebel forces of José Miguel Carrera and Bernardo O'Higgins erupts in the Battle of Las Tres Acequias.
  • 1914
    World War I: the British Expeditionary Force fights a rear-guard action at the Battle of Le Cateau that briefly checks the German advance.
  • 1920
    The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote.
  • 1944
    World War II: Charles de Gaulle enters Paris.
  • 1978
    Sigmund Jähn becomes first German cosmonaut, on board Soyuz 31.
  • 1997
    Beni-Ali massacre in Algeria; 60-100 people killed.

Who were born on August 26?

  • 1873
    Lee DeForest, American inventor (d. 1961)
  • 1880
    Guillaume Apollinaire, French poet and art critic (d. 1918)
  • 1947
    Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1962
    Bob Mionske, American cyclist and attorney
  • 1974
    Meredith Eaton, American actor
  • 1978
    Raja Kashif, Pakistani singer
  • 1979
    Allison Robertson, American musician
  • 1983
    Toshiaki Imae, Japanese baseball player
  • 1987
    Riley Steele, Pornographic actress
  • 1988
    Danielle Savre, American actress

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