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Monday October 26, 2020

October 26: Day of the Week

October 26, 2020 is the 300th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 66 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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)

  • 306
    Martyrdom of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki
  • 1597
    Imjin War: Admiral Yi Sun-sin routs the Japanese Navy of 300 ships with only 13 ships at the Battle of Myeongnyang.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 “Pfeil”.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    Park Chung-hee, President of South Korea is assassinated by KCIA head Kim Jae-kyu. Choi Kyu-ha becomes the acting President; Kim is executed the following May.
  • 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.

Who were born on October 26?

  • 1673
    Dimitrie Cantemir, Moldavian prince, linguist, and scholar (d. 1723)
  • 1757
    Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (d. 1823)
  • 1933
    Takis Kanellopoulos, Greek film director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
  • 1942
    Zdenko Runjić, Croatian composor (d. 2004)
  • 1951
    Bootsy Collins, American musician (P Funk)
  • 1954
    Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer
  • 1967
    Keith Urban, New Zealand singer
  • 1973
    Austin Healey, English rugby player
  • 1973
    Seth MacFarlane, American animator
  • 1983
    Luke Watson, South African rugby player

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