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Tuesday October 26, 2021

October 26: Day of the Week

October 26, 2021 is the 299th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 66 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1917
    World 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.
  • 1917
    World War I: Brazil declared in state of war with Central Powers.
  • 1921
    The Chicago Theatre opens.
  • 1955
    Ngô Đình Diệm declares himself Premier of South Vietnam.
  • 1985
    The Australian government returns ownership of Uluru to the local Pitjantjatjara Aborigines.
  • 1995
    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
  • 2000
    Laurent Gbagbo takes over as president of Côte d'Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guéï.
  • 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?

  • 1919
    Edward Brooke, American politician
  • 1929
    Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires) (d. 2000)
  • 1940
    John Horgan, author, professor and politician
  • 1954
    Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer
  • 1957
    Bob Golic, American football player
  • 1961
    Gerald Malloy, American politician
  • 1966
    Masaharu Iwata, Japanese composer
  • 1971
    Jim Butcher, American author
  • 1973
    Seth MacFarlane, American animator
  • 1978
    Jimmy Aggrey, English footballer

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