August 26: Day of the Week
August 26, 2020 is the 239th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 127 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1466A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered.
- 1791John Fitch is granted a United States patent for the steamboat.
- 1920The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote.
- 1978Sigmund Jähn becomes first German cosmonaut, on board Soyuz 31.
- 1999Russia begins the Second Chechen War in response to the Invasion of Dagestan by the Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade.
- 2002Earth Summit 2002 begins in Johannesburg, South Africa
- 2011The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing’s all-new composite airliner, receives certification from the EASA and the FAA
Who were born on August 26?
- 1789Abbas Mirza, Prince of Persia (d. 1833)
- 1864Anna Ulyanova, older sister of Vladimir Lenin (d. 1935)
- 1885Jules Romains, French author (d. 1972)
- 1890Tommy Andrews, Australian cricketer (d. 1970)
- 1947Emiliano Díez, Cuban actor
- 1952Will Shortz, American crossword editor
- 1957Dr. Alban, Nigerian-born Swedish singer
- 1965Bobby Duncum, Jr., American wrestler (d. 2000)
- 1970Brett Schultz, South African cricketer
- 1977Saeko Chiba, Japanese seiyū
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