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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 306Martyrdom of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki
- 1776Benjamin Franklin departs from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.
- 1795The French Directory, a five-man revolutionary government, is created.
- 1859The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.
- 1861The Pony Express officially ceases operations.
- 1881The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona.
- 1912First Balkan War: The Ottoman occupied city of Thessaloniki, is liberated and unified with Greece on the feast day of its patron Saint Demetrius. On the same day, Serbian troops captured Skopje.
- 1936The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.
- 1943World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 “Pfeil”.
- 2000Laurent Gbagbo takes over as president of Côte d'Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guéï.
Who were born on October 26?
- 1427Archduke Sigismund of Austria (d. 1496)
- 1609William Sprague, English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1675)
- 1849Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (d. 1917)
- 1929Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires) (d. 2000)
- 1953Keith Strickland, American musician (The B-52's)
- 1961Dylan McDermott, American actor
- 1970Dian Bachar, American actor
- 1984Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer
- 1986Ibor Bakar, Comorian footballer
- 1988Greg Zuerlein, American ice dancer
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