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
The first Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
War of 1812: Canadians and Mohawks defeat the Americans in the Battle of Chateauguay.
The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.
The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona.
Erich Ludendorff, quartermaster-general of the Imperial German Army, is dismissed by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany for refusing to cooperate in peace negotiations.
The Chicago Theatre opens.
World War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf ends with an overwhelming American victory.
Soviet cosmonaut Georgy Beregovoy pilots Soyuz 3 into space for a four-day mission.
The Australian government returns ownership of Uluru to the local Pitjantjatjara Aborigines.
Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty
Who were born on October 26?
Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (d. 1757)
Edward Brooke, American politician
Antonio Carpio, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
Bootsy Collins, American musician (P Funk)
Maureen Teefy, American actress
Evo Morales, Bolivian politician
Dian Bachar, American actor
CM Punk, American professional wrestler
Cristian Chivu, Romanian footballer
Sasha Cohen, American figure skater
Who died on October 26?
William Hogarth, British painter (b. 1697)
Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist (b. 1727)
John Kinder Labatt, Irish-Canadian brewer (Labatt Brewing Company) (b. 1803)
Waldemar Haffkine, Russian-Jewish bacteriologist (b. 1860)
William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1881)
Hattie McDaniel, American singer and actress (b. 1895)
Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek writer (b. 1883)
Wilhelm Freddie, Danish painter (b. 1909)
Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and museum director (b. 1924)
Khun Sa, Burmese warlord (b. 1934)
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