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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)

  • 1860
    Meeting of Teano. Giuseppe Garibaldi, conqueror of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies, gives it to King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.
  • 1943
    World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 “Pfeil”.
  • 1955
    Ngô Đình Diệm declares himself Premier of South Vietnam.
  • 1958
    Pan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris, France.
  • 1964
    Eric Edgar Cooke becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed.
  • 2001
    The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.
  • 2003
    The 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?

  • 1427
    Archduke Sigismund of Austria (d. 1496)
  • 1873
    Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1942)
  • 1883
    Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (d. 1958)
  • 1911
    Sorley MacLean, Scottish poet (d. 1996)
  • 1940
    Eddie Henderson, American jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player
  • 1951
    Bootsy Collins, American musician (P Funk)
  • 1957
    Bob Golic, American football player
  • 1971
    Jim Butcher, American author
  • 1974
    Raveena Tandon, Indian actress
  • 1984
    Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer

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