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Tuesday October 26, 2021

October 26: Day of the Week

October 26, 2021 is the 299th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 66 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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.

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October 26 Historical Event(s)

  • 306
    Martyrdom of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki
  • 1640
    The Treaty of Ripon is signed, restoring peace between Scotland and Charles I of England.
  • 1775
    King George III goes before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorized a military response to quell the American Revolution.
  • 1776
    Benjamin Franklin departs from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.
  • 1909
    Itō Hirobumi, Resident-General of Korea, was shot to death by Korean independence supporter Ahn Jung-geun at the Harbin train station in Manchuria.
  • 1921
    The Chicago Theatre opens.
  • 1936
    The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.
  • 1943
    World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 “Pfeil”.
  • 1955
    Ngô Đình Diệm declares himself Premier of South Vietnam.
  • 1992
    The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.

Who were born on October 26?

  • 1902
    Beryl Markham, Kenyan horse trainer and author (d. 1986)
  • 1902
    Jack Sharkey, American boxer (d. 1994)
  • 1916
    Boyd Wagner, First USAAF fighter ace of World War II (d. 1942)
  • 1959
    Brian Bovell, British actor
  • 1964
    Thomas Cavanagh, Canadian actor
  • 1966
    Jeanne Zelasko, American sportcaster
  • 1973
    Taka Michinoku, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1983
    Luke Watson, South African rugby player
  • 1985
    Kieran Read, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1987
    Shawn Lauvao, American football player

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