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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1859The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.
- 1881The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona.
- 1917World War I: Battle of Caporetto; Italy suffers a catastrophic defeat at the forces of Austria-Hungary and Germany. The young unknown Oberleutnant Erwin Rommel captures Mount Matajur with only 100 Germans against a force of over 7000 Italians.
- 1918Erich Ludendorff, quartermaster-general of the Imperial German Army, is dismissed by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany for refusing to cooperate in peace negotiations.
- 1947The Maharaja of Kashmir agrees to allow his kingdom to join India.
- 1955Ngô Đình Diệm declares himself Premier of South Vietnam.
- 1992The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.
- 1992The London Ambulance Service is thrown into chaos after the implementation of a new CAD, or Computer Aided Dispatch, system which failed.
- 1995Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
- 2003The Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acre, and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.
Who were born on October 26?
- 1842Vasili Vasilyevich Vereshchagin, Russian painter (d. 1904)
- 1911Sorley MacLean, Scottish poet (d. 1996)
- 1912Don Siegel, American director (d. 1991)
- 1913Charlie Barnet, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (d. 1991)
- 1916François Mitterrand, President of France (d. 1996)
- 1934Hans-Joachim Rödelius, German composer and musician (Cluster, Harmonia)
- 1971Jim Butcher, American author
- 1974Raveena Tandon, Indian actress
- 1983Francisco Liriano, Dominican baseball player
- 1985Asin, Indian actress
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