October 26: Day of the Week
October 26, 2020 is the 300th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 66 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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October 26 Historical Event(s)
- 1776Benjamin Franklin departs from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.
- 1813War of 1812: Canadians and Mohawks defeat the Americans in the Battle of Chateauguay.
- 1905Norway becomes independent from Sweden.
- 1940The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.
- 1944World War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf ends with an overwhelming American victory.
- 1955After the last Allied troops have left the country and following the provisions of the Austrian Independence Treaty, Austria declares permanent neutrality.
- 1967Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowns himself Emperor of Iran and then crowns his wife Farah Empress of Iran.
- 1977The last natural case of smallpox is discovered in Merca district, Somalia. The WHO and the CDC consider this date the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination.
- 1992The London Ambulance Service is thrown into chaos after the implementation of a new CAD, or Computer Aided Dispatch, system which failed.
- 1999Britain’s House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain’s upper chamber of Parliament.
Who were born on October 26?
- 1909Dante Quinterno, Argentine comics artist (d. 2003)
- 1934Hans-Joachim Rödelius, German composer and musician (Cluster, Harmonia)
- 1942Milton Nascimento, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1945Pat Conroy, American writer
- 1946Keith Hopwood, British musician (Herman’s Hermits)
- 1947Hillary Rodham Clinton, American politician, United States Senator from New York (2001-2009), 67th United States Secretary of State (since 2009)
- 1947Ian Ashley, British racing driver
- 1953Rosa Monckton, English fundraiser
- 1970Lisa Ryder, Canadian actress
- 1974Raveena Tandon, Indian actress
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