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Thursday August 26, 2021

August 26: Day of the Week

August 26, 2021 is the 238th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 127 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1444
    Battle of St. Jakob an der Birs: A vastly outnumbered force of Swiss Confederates is defeated by the Dauphin Louis (future Louis XI of France) and his army of ‘Armagnacs’near Basel.
  • 1466
    A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered.
  • 1813
    War of the Sixth Coalition: An impromptu battle takes place when French and Prussian-Russian forces accidentally run into each other near Liegnitz, Prussia (now Legnica, Poland).
  • 1914
    World War I: the British Expeditionary Force fights a rear-guard action at the Battle of Le Cateau that briefly checks the German advance.
  • 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
  • 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?

  • 1789
    Abbas Mirza, Prince of Persia (d. 1833)
  • 1904
    Christopher Isherwood, English-born writer (d. 1986)
  • 1941
    Barbet Schroeder, Swiss film director
  • 1957
    Dr. Alban, Nigerian-born Swedish singer
  • 1970
    Olimpiada Ivanova, Russian athlete
  • 1976
    Zemfira, Russian singer
  • 1977
    Morris Peterson, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Jesse Martin, Australian yachtsman
  • 1981
    Petey Williams, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1992
    Yang Yilin, Chinese gymnast

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