October 26: Day of the Week
October 26, 2020 is the 300th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 66 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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
- 1774The first Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- 1775King George III goes before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorized a military response to quell the American Revolution.
- 1776Benjamin Franklin departs from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.
- 1860Meeting of Teano. Giuseppe Garibaldi, conqueror of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies, gives it to King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy.
- 1918Erich Ludendorff, quartermaster-general of the Imperial German Army, is dismissed by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany for refusing to cooperate in peace negotiations.
- 1943World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 “Pfeil”.
- 1967Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowns himself Emperor of Iran and then crowns his wife Farah Empress of Iran.
- 1994Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty
- 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?
- 1685Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer (d. 1757)
- 1797Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano (d. 1865)
- 1850Grigore Tocilescu, Romanian historian, archaeologist, epigrapher and folkorist (d. 1909)
- 1915Joe Fry, British racing driver (d. 1950)
- 1919Edward Brooke, American politician
- 1949Kevin Sullivan, American professional wrestler
- 1954Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer
- 1957Julie Dawn Cole, British actress
- 1966Jeanne Zelasko, American sportcaster
- 1984Adriano, Brazilian footballer
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