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Saturday October 26, 2019

October 26: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 1775
    King George III goes before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorized a military response to quell the American Revolution.
  • 1861
    The Pony Express officially ceases operations.
  • 1940
    The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.
  • 1943
    World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 “Pfeil”.
  • 1955
    After the last Allied troops have left the country and following the provisions of the Austrian Independence Treaty, Austria declares permanent neutrality.
  • 1985
    The Australian government returns ownership of Uluru to the local Pitjantjatjara Aborigines.
  • 1992
    The London Ambulance Service is thrown into chaos after the implementation of a new CAD, or Computer Aided Dispatch, system which failed.
  • 1994
    Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty
  • 1999
    Britain’s House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain’s upper chamber of Parliament.
  • 2002
    Moscow Theatre Siege: Approximately 50 Chechen terrorists and 150 hostages die when Russian Spetsnaz storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the terrorists during a musical performance three days before.

Who were born on October 26?

  • 1684
    Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (d. 1757)
  • 1797
    Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano (d. 1865)
  • 1874
    Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, American socialite and philanthropist (d. 1948)
  • 1914
    Jackie Coogan, American actor (d. 1984)
  • 1934
    Hans-Joachim Rödelius, German composer and musician (Cluster, Harmonia)
  • 1945
    Pat Conroy, American writer
  • 1957
    Julie Dawn Cole, British actress
  • 1959
    Andreas Hinze, German footballer
  • 1971
    Jim Butcher, American author
  • 1984
    Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer

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