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Wednesday August 26, 1626

August 26, 1626: Day of the Week

August 26, 1626 was the 238th day of the year 1626 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 127 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

The day of the week for August 26, 1626 under the old Julian calendar was Saturday. Did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

A person born on this day will be 391 years old today. If that same person saved a Quarter every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $35,091.75 today. That is, assuming this person is still alive and kicking.

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Here’s the August 1626 Gregorian calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1626 calendar.

August 1626
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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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Gregorian versus the old Julian calendar

A note to students, teachers, scholars and anyone else passionate about this topic. As stated in the front page, this website is using the Gregorian calendar as the basis for all “day of the week” computation whether or not the Gregorian calendar is relevant for the date in question (August 26, 1626). Educators should point out the primary reason why Pope Gregory XIII introduced a new calendar system in October 1582. That is, to make the computation for the annual date of Easter more accurate since it is the foundation of the Christian faith.

Even with that purpose in mind, the Gregorian calendar too will become out of sync. It has a known approximation error of about one day for every 7,700 years assuming a constant time interval between vernal equinoxes (which is not true). This is better compared to the one day for every 128 years error of the Julian calendar.

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