About October 26

October 26, 2021 is the 299th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 66 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Scorpio is the sun 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 98 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 26

  • 1640
    The Treaty of Ripon is signed, restoring peace between Scotland and Charles I of England.
  • 1774
    The first Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1813
    War of 1812: Canadians and Mohawks defeat the Americans in the Battle of Chateauguay.
  • 1860
    Meeting of Teano. Giuseppe Garibaldi, conqueror of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies, gives it to King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy.
  • 1909
    Itō Hirobumi, Resident-General of Korea, was shot to death by Korean independence supporter Ahn Jung-geun at the Harbin train station in Manchuria.
  • 1936
    The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 “Pfeil”.
  • 1947
    The Maharaja of Kashmir agrees to allow his kingdom to join India.
  • 1955
    Ngô Đình Diệm declares himself Premier of South Vietnam.
  • 1958
    Pan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris, France.
  • 1964
    Eric Edgar Cooke becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed.
  • 1967
    Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowns himself Emperor of Iran and then crowns his wife Farah Empress of Iran.
  • 1968
    Soviet cosmonaut Georgy Beregovoy pilots Soyuz 3 into space for a four-day mission.
  • 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.
  • 1985
    The Australian government returns ownership of Uluru to the local Pitjantjatjara Aborigines.
  • 1992
    The London Ambulance Service is thrown into chaos after the implementation of a new CAD, or Computer Aided Dispatch, system which failed.
  • 1994
    Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty
  • 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.

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