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, 445,464 hours 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

  • 1775
    King George III goes before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorized a military response to quell the American Revolution.
  • 1795
    The French Directory, a five-man revolutionary government, is created.
  • 1859
    The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.
  • 1860
    Meeting of Teano. Giuseppe Garibaldi, conqueror of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies, gives it to King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    The last natural case of smallpox is discovered in Merca district, Somalia. The WHO and the CDC consider this date the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination.
  • 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)
  • 1888
    Nestor Ivanovich Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist (d. 1934)
  • 1911
    Mahalia Jackson, American singer (d. 1972)
  • 1963
    Natalie Merchant, American singer
  • 1966
    Jane Hajduk, American actress
  • 1973
    Taka Michinoku, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1981
    Guy Sebastian, Australian singer
  • 1981
    Sam Brown, American comedian
  • 1984
    Adriano, Brazilian footballer
  • 1984
    Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer

Who died on October 26?

  • 899
    Alfred the Great, king of Wessex (b. 849)
  • 1751
    Philip Doddridge, English religious leader (b. 1702)
  • 1764
    William Hogarth, British painter (b. 1697)
  • 1896
    Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (b. 1827)
  • 1952
    Hattie McDaniel, American singer and actress (b. 1895)
  • 1974
    Bidia Dandaron, Buddhist author and teacher in the USSR (b. 1914)
  • 1989
    Charles J. Pedersen, American Nobel laureate (b. 1904)
  • 1995
    Wilhelm Freddie, Danish painter (b. 1909)
  • 2005
    George Swindin, English football player manager (b. 1914)
  • 2009
    George Na'ope, American musician (b. 1928)

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