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Wednesday October 26, 2022

October 26: Day of the Week

October 26, 2022 is the 299th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 66 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

October 2022
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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.
  • 1861
    The Pony Express officially ceases operations.
  • 1881
    The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    Eric Edgar Cooke becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed.
  • 1977
    The 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.
  • 1985
    The Australian government returns ownership of Uluru to the local Pitjantjatjara Aborigines.
  • 1992
    The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.
  • 1995
    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
  • 2001
    The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.

Who were born on October 26?

  • 1427
    Archduke Sigismund of Austria (d. 1496)
  • 1888
    Nestor Ivanovich Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist (d. 1934)
  • 1906
    Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (d. 1967)
  • 1911
    Sid Gillman, American football player (d. 2003)
  • 1912
    Don Siegel, American director (d. 1991)
  • 1942
    Zdenko Runjić, Croatian composor (d. 2004)
  • 1947
    Ricardo Asch, Argentine physician
  • 1952
    Andrew Motion, English poet and Poet Laureate
  • 1956
    Rita Wilson, American actress
  • 1980
    Cristian Chivu, Romanian footballer

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