October 26: Day of the Week
October 26, 2022 is the 299th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 66 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 306Martyrdom of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki
- 1861The Pony Express officially ceases operations.
- 1905Norway becomes independent from Sweden.
- 1909Itō Hirobumi, Resident-General of Korea, was shot to death by Korean independence supporter Ahn Jung-geun at the Harbin train station in Manchuria.
- 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.
- 1940The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.
- 1944World War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf ends with an overwhelming American victory.
- 1985The Australian government returns ownership of Uluru to the local Pitjantjatjara Aborigines.
- 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?
- 1873Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1942)
- 1883Napoleon Hill, American writer and philosopher (d. 1970)
- 1893Miloš Crnjanski, Serbian poet and author (d. 1977)
- 1899Judy Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1989)
- 1913Charlie Barnet, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1991)
- 1959Andreas Hinze, German footballer
- 1965Aaron Kwok Fu-Shing, Hong Kong singer
- 1970Dian Bachar, American actor
- 1981Sam Brown, American comedian
- 1984Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer
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