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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Try it today and improve your lovelife. Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)
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.
Hmmm... do you believe that self understanding is the key to happiness? Don’t just wish upon the stars. The time you were born has a great impact on who you are. Get your Scorpio horoscope and get a boost from the stars. Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link)
October 26 Historical Event(s)
- 306Martyrdom of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki
- 1775King George III goes before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorized a military response to quell the American Revolution.
- 1811The Argentine government declare the freedom of expression for the press by decree.
- 1860Meeting of Teano. Giuseppe Garibaldi, conqueror of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies, gives it to King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy.
- 1861The Pony Express officially ceases operations.
- 1918Erich Ludendorff, quartermaster-general of the Imperial German Army, is dismissed by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany for refusing to cooperate in peace negotiations.
- 1947The Maharaja of Kashmir agrees to allow his kingdom to join India.
- 1977The last natural case of smallpox is discovered in Merca district, Somalia. The WHO and the CDC consider this date the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination.
- 2000Laurent Gbagbo takes over as president of Côte d'Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guéï.
- 2002Moscow 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?
- 1673Dimitrie Cantemir, Moldavian prince, linguist, and scholar (d. 1723)
- 1794Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (d. 1881)
- 1869Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, President of Brazil (d. 1957)
- 1911Mahalia Jackson, American singer (d. 1972)
- 1942Bob Hoskins, British actor
- 1965Kelly Rowan, Canadian actress and producer.
- 1978Jimmy Aggrey, English footballer
- 1983Dmitri Sychev, Russian footballer
- 1983Francisco Liriano, Dominican baseball player
- 1983Luke Watson, South African rugby player
Now try another date like anniversaries, birthdays of someone you know or any other date that is special to you. Don’t forget to share the info to your friends, loved ones or social media followers. Who knows, they might appreciate and thank you for it.