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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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
  • 1775
    King George III goes before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorized a military response to quell the American Revolution.
  • 1811
    The Argentine government declare the freedom of expression for the press by decree.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1947
    The Maharaja of Kashmir agrees to allow his kingdom to join India.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1673
    Dimitrie Cantemir, Moldavian prince, linguist, and scholar (d. 1723)
  • 1794
    Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (d. 1881)
  • 1869
    Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, President of Brazil (d. 1957)
  • 1911
    Mahalia Jackson, American singer (d. 1972)
  • 1942
    Bob Hoskins, British actor
  • 1965
    Kelly Rowan, Canadian actress and producer.
  • 1978
    Jimmy Aggrey, English footballer
  • 1983
    Dmitri Sychev, Russian footballer
  • 1983
    Francisco Liriano, Dominican baseball player
  • 1983
    Luke Watson, South African rugby player

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