August 26: Day of the Week
August 26, 2018 was the 238th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 127 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 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.
- 1748The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1789The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is approved by the National Constituent Assembly of France.
- 1791John Fitch is granted a United States patent for the steamboat.
- 1914World War I: the German colony of Togoland is invaded by French and British forces, who take it after 5 days.
- 1920The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote.
- 1944World War II: Charles de Gaulle enters Paris.
- 1970The then new feminist movement, led by Betty Friedan, leads a nation-wide Women’s Strike for Equality.
- 1999Russia begins the Second Chechen War in response to the Invasion of Dagestan by the Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade.
Who were born on August 26?
- 1874Zona Gale, American novelist (d. 1938)
- 1875John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Scottish novelist, Governor General of Canada (d. 1940)
- 1899Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter (d. 1991)
- 1909Gene Moore, American baseball player (d. 1978)
- 1923Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor and pianist
- 1931Kálmán Markovits, Hungarian water polo player (d. 2009)
- 1974Meredith Eaton, American actor
- 1977Simone Motta, Italian footballer
- 1980Brendan Harris, American baseball player
- 1986Cassie, American singer
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