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Monday August 26, 2019

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.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1768
    Captain James Cook sets sail from England on board HMS Endeavour.
  • 1810
    The former viceroy Santiago de Liniers is executed after the defeat of his counter-revolution.
  • 1818
    Illinois becomes the 21st state in the union of the United States.
  • 1942
    Holocaust 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.
  • 1966
    The Namibian War of Independence starts with the battle at Omugulugwombashe.
  • 1977
    The Charter of the French Language is adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec
  • 1978
    Papal conclave, 1978 (August): Pope John Paul I is elected to the Papacy.
  • 1978
    Sigmund Jähn becomes first German cosmonaut, on board Soyuz 31.

Who were born on August 26?

  • 1850
    Charles Richet, French physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
  • 1862
    Herbert Booth, American son of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1926)
  • 1894
    Sparky Adams, Baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1934
    Tom Heinsohn, American basketball player and commentator
  • 1950
    Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1952
    Will Shortz, American crossword editor
  • 1958
    Jan Nevens, Belgian cyclist
  • 1966
    Jacques Brinkman, Dutch field hockey player
  • 1977
    Saeko Chiba, Japanese seiyū
  • 1988
    Danielle Savre, American actress

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