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Tuesday October 26, 2021

October 26: Day of the Week

October 26, 2021 is the 299th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 66 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

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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.
  • 1860
    Meeting of Teano. Giuseppe Garibaldi, conqueror of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies, gives it to King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy.
  • 1912
    First 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.
  • 1917
    World War I: Brazil declared in state of war with Central Powers.
  • 1921
    The Chicago Theatre opens.
  • 1943
    World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 “Pfeil”.
  • 1958
    Pan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris, France.
  • 1967
    Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowns himself Emperor of Iran and then crowns his wife Farah Empress of Iran.
  • 1985
    The Australian government returns ownership of Uluru to the local Pitjantjatjara Aborigines.
  • 1992
    The London Ambulance Service is thrown into chaos after the implementation of a new CAD, or Computer Aided Dispatch, system which failed.

Who were born on October 26?

  • 1491
    Zhengde Emperor of China (d. 1521)
  • 1850
    Grigore Tocilescu, Romanian historian, archaeologist, epigrapher and folkorist (d. 1909)
  • 1873
    Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1942)
  • 1893
    Miloš Crnjanski, Serbian poet and author (d. 1977)
  • 1915
    Joe Fry, British racing driver (d. 1950)
  • 1947
    Trevor Joyce, Irish poet
  • 1957
    Bob Golic, American football player
  • 1957
    Julie Dawn Cole, British actress
  • 1983
    Luke Watson, South African rugby player
  • 1985
    Andrea Bargnani, Italian basketball player

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