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Friday August 26, 2022

August 26: Day of the Week

August 26, 2022 was the 238th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 127 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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)

  • 1303
    Ala ud din Khilji captures Chittorgarh.
  • 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.
  • 1778
    The first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.
  • 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.
  • 1957
    The 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.
  • 1977
    The Charter of the French Language is adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec
  • 1997
    Beni-Ali massacre in Algeria; 60-100 people killed.

Who were born on August 26?

  • 1736
    Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, French chemist (d. 1790)
  • 1890
    Tommy Andrews, Australian cricketer (d. 1970)
  • 1901
    Maxwell Taylor, American general (d. 1987)
  • 1904
    Christopher Isherwood, English-born writer (d. 1986)
  • 1941
    Chris Curtis, English singer and drummer (d. 2005)
  • 1941
    Jane Merrow, British actress
  • 1951
    Edward Witten, American physicist
  • 1954
    Steve Wright, British DJ
  • 1979
    Rubén Pazos, Spanish footballer
  • 1983
    Toshiaki Imae, Japanese baseball player

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