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, 24,624,000 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 ‘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

  • 1776
    Benjamin Franklin departs from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.
  • 1811
    The Argentine government declare the freedom of expression for the press by decree.
  • 1881
    The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona.
  • 1905
    Norway becomes independent from Sweden.
  • 1917
    World War I: Brazil declared in state of war with Central Powers.
  • 1940
    The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty
  • 2003
    The Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acre, and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.

Who were born on October 26?

  • 1684
    Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (d. 1757)
  • 1768
    Eustachy Erazm Sanguszko, Polish general and politician (d. 1844)
  • 1916
    François Mitterrand, President of France (d. 1996)
  • 1946
    Keith Hopwood, British musician (Herman’s Hermits)
  • 1947
    Ricardo Asch, Argentine physician
  • 1949
    Kevin Sullivan, American professional wrestler
  • 1954
    Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer
  • 1959
    François Chau, Cambodian actor
  • 1966
    Jeanne Zelasko, American sportcaster
  • 1983
    Francisco Liriano, Dominican baseball player

Who died on October 26?

  • 1686
    John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician (b. 1623)
  • 1717
    Catherine Sedley, English mistress of James II of England (b. 1657)
  • 1803
    Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (b. 1721)
  • 1902
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American feminist and suffragette (b. 1815)
  • 1946
    Ioannis Rallis, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1878)
  • 1956
    Walter Gieseking, German pianist (b. 1895)
  • 1957
    Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek writer (b. 1883)
  • 1986
    Jackson Scholz, American runner (b. 1897)
  • 1994
    Wilbert Harrison, American singer (b. 1929)
  • 2007
    Friedman Paul Erhardt (Chef Tell), German-American TV chef (b. 1943)

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