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Sunday August 26, 2018

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.

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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)

  • 1346
    Hundred 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.
  • 1429
    Joan of Arc makes a triumphant entry into Paris.
  • 1748
    The first Lutheran denomination in North America, the Pennsylvania Ministerium, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1789
    The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is approved by the National Constituent Assembly of France.
  • 1791
    John Fitch is granted a United States patent for the steamboat.
  • 1914
    World War I: the German colony of Togoland is invaded by French and British forces, who take it after 5 days.
  • 1920
    The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote.
  • 1944
    World War II: Charles de Gaulle enters Paris.
  • 1970
    The then new feminist movement, led by Betty Friedan, leads a nation-wide Women’s Strike for Equality.
  • 1999
    Russia begins the Second Chechen War in response to the Invasion of Dagestan by the Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade.

Who were born on August 26?

  • 1874
    Zona Gale, American novelist (d. 1938)
  • 1875
    John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Scottish novelist, Governor General of Canada (d. 1940)
  • 1899
    Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter (d. 1991)
  • 1909
    Gene Moore, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1923
    Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor and pianist
  • 1931
    Kálmán Markovits, Hungarian water polo player (d. 2009)
  • 1974
    Meredith Eaton, American actor
  • 1977
    Simone Motta, Italian footballer
  • 1980
    Brendan Harris, American baseball player
  • 1986
    Cassie, American singer

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