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Saturday October 26, 2019

October 26: Day of the Week

October 26, 2019 is the 299th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 66 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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)

  • 1689
    General Piccolomini of Austria burned down Skopje to prevent the spread of cholera. He died of cholera himself soon after.
  • 1825
    The Erie Canal opens – passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie.
  • 1859
    The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.
  • 1917
    World War I: Battle of Caporetto; Italy suffers a catastrophic defeat at the forces of Austria-Hungary and Germany. The young unknown Oberleutnant Erwin Rommel captures Mount Matajur with only 100 Germans against a force of over 7000 Italians.
  • 1921
    The Chicago Theatre opens.
  • 1943
    World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 “Pfeil”.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf ends with an overwhelming American victory.
  • 1958
    Pan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris, France.
  • 1999
    Britain’s House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain’s upper chamber of Parliament.
  • 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?

  • 1694
    Johan Helmich Roman, Swedish composer (d. 1758)
  • 1795
    Nikolaos Mantzaros, Greek composer (d. 1872)
  • 1802
    King Miguel of Portugal (d. 1866)
  • 1902
    Jack Sharkey, American boxer (d. 1994)
  • 1919
    Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (d. 1980)
  • 1929
    Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires) (d. 2000)
  • 1940
    John Horgan, author, professor and politician
  • 1966
    Jane Hajduk, American actress
  • 1971
    Anthony Rapp, American singer and actor
  • 1984
    Amanda Overmyer, American singer

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