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 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)
- 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.
- 1748The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1810The former viceroy Santiago de Liniers is executed after the defeat of his counter-revolution.
- 1821The University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is oficially opened.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1980John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey’s Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada, US.
- 1999Russia begins the Second Chechen War in response to the Invasion of Dagestan by the Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade.
Who were born on August 26?
- 1694Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755)
- 1728Johann Heinrich Lambert, Swiss scientist (d. 1777)
- 1819Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince Consort of the United Kingdom (d. 1861)
- 1875John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Scottish novelist, Governor General of Canada (d. 1940)
- 1925Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and writer (d. 1999)
- 1951Edward Witten, American physicist
- 1976Amaia Montero, Spanish singer
- 1976Zemfira, Russian singer
- 1979Yağmur Sarıgül, Turkish Musician (maNga)
- 1983Toshiaki Imae, Japanese baseball player
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