October 26: Day of the Week
October 26, 2018 was the 299th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 66 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1689General Piccolomini of Austria burned down Skopje to prevent the spread of cholera. He died of cholera himself soon after.
- 1774The first Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 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.
- 1942World War II: In the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands during the Guadalcanal Campaign, one U.S. aircraft carrier, Hornet, is sunk and another aircraft carrier, Enterprise, is heavily damaged.
- 1958Pan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris, France.
- 1968Soviet cosmonaut Georgy Beregovoy pilots Soyuz 3 into space for a four-day mission.
- 1992The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.
- 1999Britain’s House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain’s upper chamber of Parliament.
- 2000Laurent Gbagbo takes over as president of Côte d'Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guéï.
Who were born on October 26?
- 1874Martin Lowry, British chemist (d. 1936)
- 1914Jackie Coogan, American actor (d. 1984)
- 1919Frank Bourgholtzer, American television correspondent (d. 2010)
- 1947Jaclyn Smith, American actress
- 1952David Was, member of 1980's group Was (Not Was)
- 1956Stephen Gumley, Australian businessman
- 1957Julie Dawn Cole, British actress
- 1961Dylan McDermott, American actor
- 1970Lisa Ryder, Canadian actress
- 1984Amanda Overmyer, American singer
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