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.
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)
- 55Roman forces under Julius Caesar invade Great Britain.
- 1429Joan of Arc makes a triumphant entry into Paris.
- 1466A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered.
- 1778The first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.
- 1810The former viceroy Santiago de Liniers is executed after the defeat of his counter-revolution.
- 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.
- 1940Chad becomes the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France’s first black colonial governor.
- 1970The then new feminist movement, led by Betty Friedan, leads a nation-wide Women’s Strike for Equality.
- 2002Earth Summit 2002 begins in Johannesburg, South Africa
Who were born on August 26?
- 1896Ivan Mihailov, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1990)
- 1933Oscar Marzaroli, Scots-Italian photographer (d. 1988)
- 1945Tom Ridge, first United States Secretary of Homeland Security
- 1968Byron Lawson, Canadian actor
- 1977Simone Motta, Italian footballer
- 1979Rubén Pazos, Spanish footballer
- 1982Angelo Iorio, Italian footballer
- 1987Riley Steele, Pornographic actress
- 1988Evan Ross, American actor
- 1990Lil' Chris, English singer-songwriter and TV personality
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