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October 26th

October 26th is the 299th day of the year (300th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 66 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about October 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 October 26th

1883 Napoleon Hill (author)

1912 Don Siegel (film director)

1916 Francois Mitterand (President of France 1981-1995)

Francois Mitterand

1919 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (Shah of Iran 1941-1979)

1942 Bob Hoskins (actor)

1947 Hillary Rodham Clinton (former US first lady, US senator)

Hillary Clinton

1947 Jaclyn Smith (actress)

1977 Jon Heder (actor)

1986 Emilia Clarke (actress)

October 26th in History

1776 Benjamin Franklin leaves for France to seek support for the American Revolution.

Benjamin Franklin

1861 The Pony Express ceases operations.

1881 The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral occurs at Tombstone Arizona.

1905 Norway becomes independent from Sweden.

1936 The first electric generator at the Hoover Dam goes into operation.

Hoover Dam

1955 Allied occupation forces leave Austria, and Austria declares its permanent neutrality in accordance with the provisions of the Austrian Independence Treaty.

1984 "Baby Fae" receives a heart transplant from a baboon (she dies a month later after the heart is rejected).

1994 Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty.

2000 Sony launches the PlayStation 2.

2001 USA Patriot Act becomes law in the USA.

October 26th is also

National Day (Austria)

Angam Day (Nauru)

Feast of Saint Demetrius (Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox)

Saint Demetrius

Dimitrovden (Bulgaria) - Celebration for people with names Dimitar, Dimitri, Dimitrina, Dima, etc., after Saint Demetrius (Dimitri)


People born on October 26th are Scorpio


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