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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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)

  • 1071
    Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Army at Manzikert.
  • 1278
    Ladislaus IV of Hungary and Rudolph I of Germany defeat Premysl Ottokar II of Bohemia in the Battle of Marchfield near Dürnkrut in (then) Moravia.
  • 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.
  • 1778
    The first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    Chad becomes the first French colony to join the Allies under the administration of Félix Éboué, France’s first black colonial governor.
  • 1978
    Papal conclave, 1978 (August): Pope John Paul I is elected to the Papacy.
  • 1978
    Sigmund Jähn becomes first German cosmonaut, on board Soyuz 31.

Who were born on August 26?

  • 1854
    Arnold Fothergill, England cricketer (d. 1932)
  • 1901
    Eleanor Dark, Australian novelist (d. 1985)
  • 1940
    Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (d. 2008)
  • 1941
    Akiko Wakabayashi, Japanese actress
  • 1952
    Michael Jeter, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1966
    Shirley Manson, Scottish singer
  • 1970
    Brett Schultz, South African cricketer
  • 1979
    Allison Robertson, American musician
  • 1981
    Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player
  • 1993
    Keke Palmer, American actress

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