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Wednesday August 26, 2020

August 26: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2020
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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)

  • 55
    Roman forces under Julius Caesar invade Great Britain.
  • 1346
    Hundred 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.
  • 1748
    The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1821
    The University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is oficially opened.
  • 1883
    The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa begins its final, paroxysmal, stage.
  • 1957
    The 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.
  • 1997
    Beni-Ali massacre in Algeria; 60-100 people killed.
  • 1999
    Russia begins the Second Chechen War in response to the Invasion of Dagestan by the Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade.
  • 2002
    Earth Summit 2002 begins in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2011
    The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing’s all-new composite airliner, receives certification from the EASA and the FAA

Who were born on August 26?

  • 1469
    Ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496)
  • 1743
    Antoine Lavoisier, French chemist (d. 1794)
  • 1896
    Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1990)
  • 1914
    Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer (d. 1984)
  • 1942
    Vic Dana, American singer
  • 1952
    Bryon Baltimore, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1957
    Rick Hansen, Canadian paraplegic athlete
  • 1960
    Branford Marsalis, American saxophonist and bandleader
  • 1962
    Bob Mionske, American cyclist and attorney
  • 1965
    Carolina Arregui, Chilean actress

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