What are the important events that happened on October 26? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 26: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 26 is the 300th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 66 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 13, 2016 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,477,440,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectagon’ day.

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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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 94 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,405 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 26 Historical Events

  • 1597
    Imjin War: Admiral Yi Sun-sin routs the Japanese Navy of 300 ships with only 13 ships at the Battle of Myeongnyang.
  • 1775
    King George III goes before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorized a military response to quell the American Revolution.
  • 1859
    The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.
  • 1917
    World War I: Brazil declared in state of war with Central Powers.
  • 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.
  • 1967
    Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowns himself Emperor of Iran and then crowns his wife Farah Empress of Iran.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1427
    Archduke Sigismund of Austria (d. 1496)
  • 1905
    George Flahiff, Canadian Cardinal (d. 1989)
  • 1919
    Frank Bourgholtzer, American television correspondent (d. 2010)
  • 1946
    Pat Sajak, American game show host
  • 1959
    François Chau, Cambodian actor
  • 1961
    Gerald Malloy, American politician
  • 1964
    Thomas Cavanagh, Canadian actor
  • 1970
    Dian Bachar, American actor
  • 1971
    Anthony Rapp, American singer and actor
  • 1983
    Luke Watson, South African rugby player

Who died on October 26?

  • 1751
    Philip Doddridge, English religious leader (b. 1702)
  • 1773
    Amédée-François Frézier, French military engineer and explorer (b. 1682)
  • 1937
    Józef Dowbór-Muśnicki, Polish general (b. 1867)
  • 1946
    Ioannis Rallis, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1878)
  • 1949
    Lionel Halsey, British Royal Navy officer and courtier (b. 1872)
  • 1957
    Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek writer (b. 1883)
  • 1995
    Gorni Kramer, Italian bandleader and songwriter (b. 1913)
  • 2004
    Bobby Avila, Mexican-American Major League Baseball player (b. 1924)
  • 2006
    Tillman Franks, American songwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2009
    George Na'ope, American musician (b. 1928)

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