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Thursday August 26, 2021

August 26: Day of the Week

August 26, 2021 was the 238th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 127 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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.
  • 1466
    A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered.
  • 1814
    Chilean War of Independence: Infighting between the rebel forces of José Miguel Carrera and Bernardo O'Higgins erupts in the Battle of Las Tres Acequias.
  • 1821
    The University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is oficially opened.
  • 1944
    World War II: Charles de Gaulle enters Paris.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    Papal conclave, 1978 (August): Pope John Paul I is elected to the Papacy.
  • 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

Who were born on August 26?

  • 1845
    Mary Ann “Polly” Nichols, English victim of Jack the Ripper (d. 1888)
  • 1865
    Arthur James Arnot, Scottish inventor (d. 1946)
  • 1908
    Aubrey Schenck, British film producer (d. 1999)
  • 1914
    Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer (d. 1984)
  • 1932
    Luis Salvadores, Chilean basketball player
  • 1942
    Vic Dana, American singer
  • 1960
    Nancy Martinez, Canadian-born singer
  • 1965
    Jon Hensley, American actor
  • 1977
    Saeko Chiba, Japanese seiyū
  • 1983
    Toshiaki Imae, Japanese baseball player

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