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 299th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 66 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 13, 2017 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 25,149,600 minutes 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 ‘dihectaenneacontaenneagon’ 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 116 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 1,770 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 26 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1905
    Norway becomes independent from Sweden.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    Soviet cosmonaut Georgy Beregovoy pilots Soyuz 3 into space for a four-day mission.
  • 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.
  • 1992
    The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.

Who were born on October 26?

  • 1759
    Georges Jacques Danton, French Revolutionary leader (d. 1794)
  • 1768
    Eustachy Erazm Sanguszko, Polish general and politician (d. 1844)
  • 1842
    Vasili Vasilyevich Vereshchagin, Russian painter (d. 1904)
  • 1873
    A. K. Fazlul Huq, Sher-E-Bangla (Tiger Of Bengal) (d. 1962)
  • 1874
    Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, American socialite and philanthropist (d. 1948)
  • 1880
    Andrei Bely, Russian writer (d. 1934)
  • 1929
    Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires) (d. 2000)
  • 1960
    June Brigman, American comic book artist
  • 1964
    Thomas Cavanagh, Canadian actor
  • 1984
    Amanda Overmyer, American singer

Who died on October 26?

  • 1675
    William Sprague, English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (b. 1609)
  • 1931
    Charles Comiskey, baseball team owner (b. 1859)
  • 1956
    Walter Gieseking, German pianist (b. 1895)
  • 1972
    Igor Sikorsky, Kiev, Russian Empire (currently Ukraine) born inventor (b. 1889)
  • 1974
    Bidia Dandaron, Buddhist author and teacher in the USSR (b. 1914)
  • 1979
    Park Chung-hee, President of South Korea (b. 1917)
  • 2004
    Bobby Avila, Mexican-American Major League Baseball player (b. 1924)
  • 2005
    George Swindin, English football player manager (b. 1914)
  • 2007
    Dr. Arthur Kornberg, American Nobel Prize laureate in 1959 for the discovery of DNA polymerase (b. 1918)
  • 2009
    Teel Bivins, American politician (b. 1947)

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