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.
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)
- 1860Meeting of Teano. Giuseppe Garibaldi, conqueror of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies, gives it to King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy.
- 1881The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona.
- 1918Erich Ludendorff, quartermaster-general of the Imperial German Army, is dismissed by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany for refusing to cooperate in peace negotiations.
- 1936The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.
- 1943World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 “Pfeil”.
- 1955Ngô Đình Diệm declares himself Premier of South Vietnam.
- 1958Pan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris, France.
- 1964Eric Edgar Cooke becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed.
- 2001The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.
- 2003The Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acre, and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.
Who were born on October 26?
- 1427Archduke Sigismund of Austria (d. 1496)
- 1873Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1942)
- 1883Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (d. 1958)
- 1911Sorley MacLean, Scottish poet (d. 1996)
- 1940Eddie Henderson, American jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player
- 1951Bootsy Collins, American musician (P Funk)
- 1957Bob Golic, American football player
- 1971Jim Butcher, American author
- 1974Raveena Tandon, Indian actress
- 1984Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer
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