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Monday August 26, 2019

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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)

  • 55
    Roman forces under Julius Caesar invade Great Britain.
  • 1429
    Joan of Arc makes a triumphant entry into Paris.
  • 1466
    A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered.
  • 1778
    The first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.
  • 1810
    The former viceroy Santiago de Liniers is executed after the defeat of his counter-revolution.
  • 1883
    The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa begins its final, paroxysmal, stage.
  • 1914
    World War I: the German colony of Togoland is invaded by French and British forces, who take it after 5 days.
  • 1940
    Chad becomes the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France’s first black colonial governor.
  • 1970
    The then new feminist movement, led by Betty Friedan, leads a nation-wide Women’s Strike for Equality.
  • 2002
    Earth Summit 2002 begins in Johannesburg, South Africa

Who were born on August 26?

  • 1896
    Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1990)
  • 1933
    Oscar Marzaroli, Scots-Italian photographer (d. 1988)
  • 1945
    Tom Ridge, first United States Secretary of Homeland Security
  • 1968
    Byron Lawson, Canadian actor
  • 1977
    Simone Motta, Italian footballer
  • 1979
    Rubén Pazos, Spanish footballer
  • 1982
    Angelo Iorio, Italian footballer
  • 1987
    Riley Steele, Pornographic actress
  • 1988
    Evan Ross, American actor
  • 1990
    Lil' Chris, English singer-songwriter and TV personality

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