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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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
- 1597Imjin War: Admiral Yi Sun-sin routs the Japanese Navy of 300 ships with only 13 ships at the Battle of Myeongnyang.
- 1881The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona.
- 1942World 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.
- 1943World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 “Pfeil”.
- 1977The last natural case of smallpox is discovered in Merca district, Somalia. The WHO and the CDC consider this date the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination.
- 1979Park Chung-hee, President of South Korea is assassinated by KCIA head Kim Jae-kyu. Choi Kyu-ha becomes the acting President; Kim is executed the following May.
- 1985The Australian government returns ownership of Uluru to the local Pitjantjatjara Aborigines.
- 1995Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
- 2000Laurent Gbagbo takes over as president of Côte d'Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guéï.
Who were born on October 26?
- 1673Dimitrie Cantemir, Moldavian prince, linguist, and scholar (d. 1723)
- 1757Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (d. 1823)
- 1933Takis Kanellopoulos, Greek film director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
- 1942Zdenko Runjić, Croatian composor (d. 2004)
- 1951Bootsy Collins, American musician (P Funk)
- 1954Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer
- 1967Keith Urban, New Zealand singer
- 1973Austin Healey, English rugby player
- 1973Seth MacFarlane, American animator
- 1983Luke Watson, South African rugby player
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