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

  • 1774
    The first Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1955
    After the last Allied troops have left the country and following the provisions of the Austrian Independence Treaty, Austria declares permanent neutrality.
  • 1984
    “Baby Fae” receives a heart transplant from a baboon.
  • 1994
    Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1880
    Andrei Bely, Russian writer (d. 1934)
  • 1921
    George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (d. 1968)
  • 1946
    Pat Sajak, American game show host
  • 1947
    Hillary Rodham Clinton, American politician, United States Senator from New York (2001-2009), 67th United States Secretary of State (since 2009)
  • 1949
    Steve Rogers, American baseball player
  • 1951
    Julian Schnabel, American filmmaker
  • 1965
    Aaron Kwok Fu-Shing, Hong Kong singer
  • 1973
    Seth MacFarlane, American animator
  • 1977
    Jon Heder, American actor
  • 1983
    Dmitri Sychev, Russian footballer

Who died on October 26?

  • 1773
    Amédée-François Frézier, French military engineer and explorer (b. 1682)
  • 1817
    Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist (b. 1727)
  • 1902
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American feminist and suffragette (b. 1815)
  • 1944
    Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (b. 1857)
  • 1949
    Lionel Halsey, British Royal Navy officer and courtier (b. 1872)
  • 1957
    Gerty Cori, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate (b. 1896)
  • 1978
    Alexander Gerschenkron, Russian-born economic historian (b. 1904)
  • 1989
    Charles J. Pedersen, American Nobel laureate (b. 1904)
  • 2002
    Jacques Massu, French general (b. 1908)
  • 2010
    Glen “Frosty” Little, American circus clown (b. 1925)

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