October 26 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Nevada Day
United states (Nevada) State Holiday
Angam Day
Nauru Public Holiday
Gospel Day
Cook islands Public Holiday
National Day
Austria National Holiday
National Pumpkin Day
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Historical Events on October 26

  • 1774: In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 1st Continental Congress adjourns.
  • 1775: King George III approaches Parliament and declares that the American colonies are in full rebellion authorizes a military response to put down the American Revolution.
  • 1776: Benjamin Franklin leaves America and goes to France to seek French support for the American Revolution.
  • 1813: During the War of 1812, American forces at the Battle of Chateauguay are defeated by a combined force of British soldiers, Canadian militia and Mohawk Indians.
  • 1825: The Erie Canal opens on this day.
  • 1861: After operating for only 18 months, the Pony Express ends its operations on this day.
  • 1881: In Tombstone, Arizona, a 30-second shootout breaks out between “The Cowboys” and lawmen. The result was that Billy Clanton, Frank McLaury and Tom McLaury were killed.
  • 1905: The independence of Norway is accepted by Sweden.
  • 1917: During World War I, Brazil declares war against the Central Powers.
  • 1936: Hoover Dam goes into full operation.
  • 1942: At the Battle of Santa Cruz during World War II, U.S aircraft carrier Hornet is sunk and the U.S aircraft carrier Enterprise is damaged.
  • 1944: At the Battle of Leyte Gulf during WWII, American forces end the battle with a victory.
  • 2003: The 2nd largest fire in California history – the Cedar Fire – destroys a quarter-of-a-million acres, over twenty-two hundred homes and kills fifteen people.
  • 2015: Over twenty-five hundred people are injured and almost four hundred people are killed when a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hits the Hindu Kush mountain range in Afghanistan.
  • 2016: A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits central Italy.

Famous Birthdays on October 26

  • American singer Mahalia Jackson is born in 1911.
  • Scottish poet Sorley MacLean is born in 1911.
  • American director Don Siegel is born in 1912.
  • American captain and politician, Edward W. Brooke is born in 1919.
  • American author Pat Conroy is born in 1945.
  • Greek author and poet Demetris Gotsis is born in 1945.
  • American actress Jaclyn Smith is born in 1945.
  • American lawyer, politician and First Lady of the U.S., Hillary Clinton is born in 1947.