August 26: Day of the Week
August 26, 2019 is the 238th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 127 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1346Hundred Years’ War: the military supremacy of the English longbow over the French combination of crossbow and armoured knights is established at the Battle of Crécy.
- 1814Chilean War of Independence: Infighting between the rebel forces of José Miguel Carrera and Bernardo O'Higgins erupts in the Battle of Las Tres Acequias.
- 1920The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote.
- 1940Chad becomes the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France’s first black colonial governor.
- 1942Holocaust in Chortkiav, western Ukraine: At 2.30 am the German Schutzpolizei starts driving Jews out of their houses, divides them into groups of 120, packs them in freight cars and deports 2000 to Belzec death camp. 500 of the sick and children are murdered on the spot.
- 1957The USSR announces the successful test of an ICBM – a “super long distance intercontinental multistage ballistic rocket . . . a few days ago,” according to the Soviet news agency, ITAR-TASS.
- 1970The then new feminist movement, led by Betty Friedan, leads a nation-wide Women’s Strike for Equality.
- 1997Beni-Ali massacre in Algeria; 60-100 people killed.
- 2002Earth Summit 2002 begins in Johannesburg, South Africa
- 2011The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing’s all-new composite airliner, receives certification from the EASA and the FAA
Who were born on August 26?
- 1862Herbert Booth, American son of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1926)
- 1904Christopher Isherwood, English-born writer (d. 1986)
- 1908W. B. Henning, Prussian-born Iranist (d. 1967)
- 1941Chris Curtis, English singer and drummer (d. 2005)
- 1954Steve Wright, British DJ
- 1957Dr. Alban, Nigerian-born Swedish singer
- 1962Bob Mionske, American cyclist and attorney
- 1979Cristian Mora, Ecuadorian footballer
- 1983Félix Porteiro, Spanish racing driver
- 1988Danielle Savre, American actress
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