October 26: Day of the Week
October 26, 2019 was the 299th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 66 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
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)
- 1775King George III goes before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorized a military response to quell the American Revolution.
- 1861The Pony Express officially ceases operations.
- 1940The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.
- 1943World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 “Pfeil”.
- 1955After the last Allied troops have left the country and following the provisions of the Austrian Independence Treaty, Austria declares permanent neutrality.
- 1985The Australian government returns ownership of Uluru to the local Pitjantjatjara Aborigines.
- 1992The London Ambulance Service is thrown into chaos after the implementation of a new CAD, or Computer Aided Dispatch, system which failed.
- 1994Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty
- 1999Britain’s House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain’s upper chamber of Parliament.
- 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?
- 1684Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (d. 1757)
- 1797Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano (d. 1865)
- 1874Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, American socialite and philanthropist (d. 1948)
- 1914Jackie Coogan, American actor (d. 1984)
- 1934Hans-Joachim Rödelius, German composer and musician (Cluster, Harmonia)
- 1945Pat Conroy, American writer
- 1957Julie Dawn Cole, British actress
- 1959Andreas Hinze, German footballer
- 1971Jim Butcher, American author
- 1984Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer
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