August 26: Day of the Week
August 26, 2021 is the 238th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 127 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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.
- 1278Ladislaus IV of Hungary and Rudolph I of Germany defeat Premysl Ottokar II of Bohemia in the Battle of Marchfield near Dürnkrut in (then) Moravia.
- 1303Ala ud din Khilji captures Chittorgarh.
- 1346Hundred 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.
- 1429Joan of Arc makes a triumphant entry into Paris.
- 1778The first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.
- 1914World War I: the British Expeditionary Force fights a rear-guard action at the Battle of Le Cateau that briefly checks the German advance.
- 1940Chad becomes the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France’s first black colonial governor.
- 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?
- 1854Arnold Fothergill, England cricketer (d. 1932)
- 1901Eleanor Dark, Australian novelist (d. 1985)
- 1940Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (d. 2008)
- 1941Akiko Wakabayashi, Japanese actress
- 1952Michael Jeter, American actor (d. 2003)
- 1966Shirley Manson, Scottish singer
- 1970Brett Schultz, South African cricketer
- 1979Allison Robertson, American musician
- 1981Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player
- 1993Keke Palmer, American actress
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