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Wednesday August 26, 2020

August 26: Day of the Week

August 26, 2020 is the 239th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 127 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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.
  • 1429
    Joan of Arc makes a triumphant entry into Paris.
  • 1466
    A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered.
  • 1748
    The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1813
    War of the Sixth Coalition: An impromptu battle takes place when French and Prussian-Russian forces accidentally run into each other near Liegnitz, Prussia (now Legnica, Poland).
  • 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.
  • 1966
    The Namibian War of Independence starts with the battle at Omugulugwombashe.
  • 1970
    The then new feminist movement, led by Betty Friedan, leads a nation-wide Women’s Strike for Equality.
  • 1978
    Papal conclave, 1978 (August): Pope John Paul I is elected to the Papacy.
  • 1980
    John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey’s Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada, US.

Who were born on August 26?

  • 1540
    King Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)
  • 1845
    Mary Ann “Polly” Nichols, English victim of Jack the Ripper (d. 1888)
  • 1897
    Yoon Boseon, President of South Korea (d. 1990)
  • 1901
    Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician (d. 1972)
  • 1909
    Jim Davis, American actor (d. 1981)
  • 1922
    Irving R. Levine, American journalist (d. 2009)
  • 1954
    Steve Wright, British DJ
  • 1958
    Jan Nevens, Belgian cyclist
  • 1963
    David Byas, English cricketer
  • 1967
    Michael Gove, British politician

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