Saturday October 26, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

October 26: Day of the Week

October 26, 2024 is the 300th day of the year 2024 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.

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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.

October 26 Historical Event(s)

1597
Imjin War: Admiral Yi Sun-sin routs the Japanese Navy of 300 ships with only 13 ships at the Battle of Myeongnyang.
1860
Meeting of Teano. Giuseppe Garibaldi, conqueror of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies, gives it to King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy.
1905
Norway becomes independent from Sweden.
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.
1944
World War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf ends with an overwhelming American victory.
1947
The Maharaja of Kashmir agrees to allow his kingdom to join India.
1955
Ngô Đình Diệm declares himself Premier of South Vietnam.
1992
The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.
2003
The 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?

1873
Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1942)
1899
Judy Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1989)
1911
Mahalia Jackson, American singer (d. 1972)
1911
Sorley MacLean, Scottish poet (d. 1996)
1915
Joe Fry, British racing driver (d. 1950)
1953
Rosa Monckton, English fundraiser
1960
Patrick Breen, American actor
1961
Dylan McDermott, American actor
1963
Ted Demme, American film and television director (d. 2002)
1988
Greg Zuerlein, American ice dancer

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