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August 26th

August 26th is the 238th day of the year (239th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 127 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about August 26th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on August 26th

1676 Sir Robert Walpole (British Prime Minister)

1740 Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (inventor of hot air balloon)

1743 Antoine Lavoisier (scientist)

Antoine Lavoisier

1901 Maxwell D. Taylor (US General, diplomat)

1910 Mother Teresa (humanitarian)

Mother Teresa

1922 Irving R. Levine (journalist)

1935 Geraldine Ferraro (US politician)

1938 Jet Black (drummer - The Stranglers)

1966 Shirley Manson (singer - Garbage)

1967 Michael Gove (British politician)

1971 Thalia (singer, actress)

1980 Macaulay Culkin (actor)

1980 Chris Pine (actor)

August 26th in History

55 BC Julius Caesar invades Britain.

Julius Caesar

1071 Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Empire at the Battle of Manzikert.

1346 English defeat the French at the Battle of Creècy.

1768 Captain James Cook sets sail from England on HMS Endeavour.

1791 John Fitch granted a New Jersey grants the first railroad charter in the US patent for the steamboat.

1883 Eruption of Krakatoa.

1919 Nineteenth amendent to US Constitution grants women the right to vote.

1940 Chad is the first French colony to declare for the Free French.

1944 Charles de Gaulle enters Paris.

1978 John Paul I elected Pope.

Charles de Gaulle

August 26th is also

Heroes' Day (Namibia)

Sultan's Birthday (Zanzibar)


People born on August 26th are Virgo


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