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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1071Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Army at Manzikert.
- 1444Battle 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.
- 1768Captain James Cook sets sail from England on board HMS Endeavour.
- 1810The former viceroy Santiago de Liniers is executed after the defeat of his counter-revolution.
- 1818Illinois becomes the 21st state in the union of the United States.
- 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.
- 1966The Namibian War of Independence starts with the battle at Omugulugwombashe.
- 1977The Charter of the French Language is adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec
- 1978Papal conclave, 1978 (August): Pope John Paul I is elected to the Papacy.
- 1978Sigmund Jähn becomes first German cosmonaut, on board Soyuz 31.
Who were born on August 26?
- 1850Charles Richet, French physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
- 1862Herbert Booth, American son of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1926)
- 1894Sparky Adams, Baseball player (d. 1989)
- 1934Tom Heinsohn, American basketball player and commentator
- 1950Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (d. 2006)
- 1952Will Shortz, American crossword editor
- 1958Jan Nevens, Belgian cyclist
- 1966Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player
- 1977Saeko Chiba, Japanese seiyū
- 1988Danielle Savre, American actress
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