What happened this day in history October 26

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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 66 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 13, 2020 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,727,840 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 109 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 2,866 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 26 Historical Events

  • 1774
    The first Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1813
    War of 1812: Canadians and Mohawks defeat the Americans in the Battle of Chateauguay.
  • 1859
    The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.
  • 1881
    The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    The Chicago Theatre opens.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf ends with an overwhelming American victory.
  • 1968
    Soviet cosmonaut Georgy Beregovoy pilots Soyuz 3 into space for a four-day mission.
  • 1985
    The Australian government returns ownership of Uluru to the local Pitjantjatjara Aborigines.
  • 1994
    Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty

Who were born on October 26?

  • 1684
    Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (d. 1757)
  • 1919
    Edward Brooke, American politician
  • 1949
    Antonio Carpio, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1951
    Bootsy Collins, American musician (P Funk)
  • 1953
    Maureen Teefy, American actress
  • 1959
    Evo Morales, Bolivian politician
  • 1970
    Dian Bachar, American actor
  • 1978
    CM Punk, American professional wrestler
  • 1980
    Cristian Chivu, Romanian footballer
  • 1984
    Sasha Cohen, American figure skater

Who died on October 26?

  • 1764
    William Hogarth, British painter (b. 1697)
  • 1817
    Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist (b. 1727)
  • 1866
    John Kinder Labatt, Irish-Canadian brewer (Labatt Brewing Company) (b. 1803)
  • 1930
    Waldemar Haffkine, Russian-Jewish bacteriologist (b. 1860)
  • 1944
    William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1881)
  • 1952
    Hattie McDaniel, American singer and actress (b. 1895)
  • 1957
    Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek writer (b. 1883)
  • 1995
    Wilhelm Freddie, Danish painter (b. 1909)
  • 2006
    Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and museum director (b. 1924)
  • 2007
    Khun Sa, Burmese warlord (b. 1934)

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