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Wednesday October 26, 2022

October 26: Day of the Week

October 26, 2022 is the 299th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 66 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 306
    Martyrdom of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki
  • 1861
    The Pony Express officially ceases operations.
  • 1905
    Norway becomes independent from Sweden.
  • 1909
    Itō Hirobumi, Resident-General of Korea, was shot to death by Korean independence supporter Ahn Jung-geun at the Harbin train station in Manchuria.
  • 1918
    Erich Ludendorff, quartermaster-general of the Imperial German Army, is dismissed by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany for refusing to cooperate in peace negotiations.
  • 1936
    The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.
  • 1940
    The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf ends with an overwhelming American victory.
  • 1985
    The Australian government returns ownership of Uluru to the local Pitjantjatjara Aborigines.
  • 2002
    Moscow Theatre Siege: Approximately 50 Chechen terrorists and 150 hostages die when Russian Spetsnaz storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the terrorists during a musical performance three days before.

Who were born on October 26?

  • 1873
    Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1942)
  • 1883
    Napoleon Hill, American writer and philosopher (d. 1970)
  • 1893
    Miloš Crnjanski, Serbian poet and author (d. 1977)
  • 1899
    Judy Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1913
    Charlie Barnet, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1991)
  • 1959
    Andreas Hinze, German footballer
  • 1965
    Aaron Kwok Fu-Shing, Hong Kong singer
  • 1970
    Dian Bachar, American actor
  • 1981
    Sam Brown, American comedian
  • 1984
    Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer

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