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Friday October 26, 2018

October 26: Day of the Week

October 26, 2018 was the 299th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 66 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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)

  • 1689
    General Piccolomini of Austria burned down Skopje to prevent the spread of cholera. He died of cholera himself soon after.
  • 1774
    The first Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: In the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands during the Guadalcanal Campaign, one U.S. aircraft carrier, Hornet, is sunk and another aircraft carrier, Enterprise, is heavily damaged.
  • 1958
    Pan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris, France.
  • 1968
    Soviet cosmonaut Georgy Beregovoy pilots Soyuz 3 into space for a four-day mission.
  • 1992
    The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.
  • 1999
    Britain’s House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain’s upper chamber of Parliament.
  • 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?

  • 1874
    Martin Lowry, British chemist (d. 1936)
  • 1914
    Jackie Coogan, American actor (d. 1984)
  • 1919
    Frank Bourgholtzer, American television correspondent (d. 2010)
  • 1947
    Jaclyn Smith, American actress
  • 1952
    David Was, member of 1980's group Was (Not Was)
  • 1956
    Stephen Gumley, Australian businessman
  • 1957
    Julie Dawn Cole, British actress
  • 1961
    Dylan McDermott, American actor
  • 1970
    Lisa Ryder, Canadian actress
  • 1984
    Amanda Overmyer, American singer

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