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.
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)
- 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.
- 1748The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1768Captain James Cook sets sail from England on board HMS Endeavour.
- 1789The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is approved by the National Constituent Assembly of France.
- 1814Chilean War of Independence: Infighting between the rebel forces of José Miguel Carrera and Bernardo O'Higgins erupts in the Battle of Las Tres Acequias.
- 1883The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa begins its final, paroxysmal, stage.
- 1914World War I: the German colony of Togoland is invaded by French and British forces, who take it after 5 days.
- 1957The 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.
- 2002Earth Summit 2002 begins in Johannesburg, South Africa
Who were born on August 26?
- 1862Herbert Booth, American son of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1926)
- 1875John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Scottish novelist, Governor General of Canada (d. 1940)
- 1901Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician (d. 1972)
- 1928Naïm Kattan, Canadian novelist and essayist
- 1928Yvette Vickers, American actress (d. 2010)
- 1942Vic Dana, American singer
- 1950Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (d. 2006)
- 1957Dr. Alban, Nigerian-born Swedish singer
- 1980Chris Pine, American actor
- 1982Angelo Iorio, Italian footballer
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