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Monday October 26, 2020

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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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
  • 1776
    Benjamin Franklin departs from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.
  • 1795
    The French Directory, a five-man revolutionary government, is created.
  • 1859
    The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.
  • 1861
    The Pony Express officially ceases operations.
  • 1881
    The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Ottoman occupied city of Thessaloniki, is liberated and unified with Greece on the feast day of its patron Saint Demetrius. On the same day, Serbian troops captured Skopje.
  • 1936
    The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.
  • 1943
    World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 “Pfeil”.
  • 2000
    Laurent Gbagbo takes over as president of Côte d'Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guéï.

Who were born on October 26?

  • 1427
    Archduke Sigismund of Austria (d. 1496)
  • 1609
    William Sprague, English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1675)
  • 1849
    Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (d. 1917)
  • 1929
    Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires) (d. 2000)
  • 1953
    Keith Strickland, American musician (The B-52's)
  • 1961
    Dylan McDermott, American actor
  • 1970
    Dian Bachar, American actor
  • 1984
    Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer
  • 1986
    Ibor Bakar, Comorian footballer
  • 1988
    Greg Zuerlein, American ice dancer

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