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Saturday October 26, 2019

October 26: Day of the Week

October 26, 2019 is the 299th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 66 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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)

  • 1640
    The Treaty of Ripon is signed, restoring peace between Scotland and Charles I of England.
  • 1813
    War of 1812: Canadians and Mohawks defeat the Americans in the Battle of Chateauguay.
  • 1881
    The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona.
  • 1918
    Erich Ludendorff, quartermaster-general of the Imperial German Army, is dismissed by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany for refusing to cooperate in peace negotiations.
  • 1921
    The Chicago Theatre opens.
  • 1936
    The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    Soviet cosmonaut Georgy Beregovoy pilots Soyuz 3 into space for a four-day mission.
  • 1995
    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
  • 1999
    Britain’s House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain’s upper chamber of Parliament.

Who were born on October 26?

  • 1849
    Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (d. 1917)
  • 1880
    Andrei Bely, Russian writer (d. 1934)
  • 1883
    Napoleon Hill, American writer and philosopher (d. 1970)
  • 1913
    Charlie Barnet, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1991)
  • 1933
    Takis Kanellopoulos, Greek film director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
  • 1940
    John Horgan, author, professor and politician
  • 1946
    Holly Woodlawn, Puerto Rican actress
  • 1947
    Ian Ashley, British racing driver
  • 1973
    Taka Michinoku, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1986
    Ibor Bakar, Comorian footballer

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