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

  • 306
    Martyrdom of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki
  • 1597
    Imjin War: Admiral Yi Sun-sin routs the Japanese Navy of 300 ships with only 13 ships at the Battle of Myeongnyang.
  • 1775
    King George III goes before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorized a military response to quell the American Revolution.
  • 1776
    Benjamin Franklin departs from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.
  • 1859
    The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.
  • 1917
    World War I: Brazil declared in state of war with Central Powers.
  • 1967
    Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowns himself Emperor of Iran and then crowns his wife Farah Empress of Iran.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on October 26?

  • 1795
    Nikolaos Mantzaros, Greek composer (d. 1872)
  • 1800
    Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Prussian field marshal (d. 1891)
  • 1936
    Shelley Morrison, American actress
  • 1945
    Pat Conroy, American writer
  • 1965
    Aaron Kwok Fu-Shing, Hong Kong singer
  • 1966
    Jeanne Zelasko, American sportcaster
  • 1966
    Masaharu Iwata, Japanese composer
  • 1967
    Keith Urban, New Zealand singer
  • 1974
    Raveena Tandon, Indian actress
  • 1978
    Eva Kaili, Greek TV presenter and politician

Who died on October 26?

  • 1803
    Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (b. 1721)
  • 1930
    Waldemar Haffkine, Russian-Jewish bacteriologist (b. 1860)
  • 1944
    Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (b. 1857)
  • 1962
    Louise Beavers, American actress (b. 1902)
  • 1974
    Bidia Dandaron, Buddhist author and teacher in the USSR (b. 1914)
  • 1979
    Park Chung-hee, President of South Korea (b. 1917)
  • 1989
    Charles J. Pedersen, American Nobel laureate (b. 1904)
  • 1999
    Hoyt Axton, American actor and country music singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 2005
    George Swindin, English football player manager (b. 1914)
  • 2010
    Mbah Maridjan, Mount Merapi gatekeeper (b. 1927)

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