|Holiday name||Holiday location||Holiday type|
|Heroes' Day||Namibia||Public Holiday|
|National Day of Repentance||Papua New Guinea||Public Holiday|
|National Dog Day||-||(Animals)|
|National WebMistress Day||-||Unofficial (Work & Occupation)|
|National Cherry Popsicle Day||-||Unofficial (Food & Drinks, Fun & Joy)|
|Women's Equality Day||United States||Observance|
|International Bat Nights||-||Unofficial (Animals)|
Historical Events on August 26
- 1346: The French realize that their armored knights and crossbows are no match for English longbows at the Battle of Crecy during the 100 Years War.
- 1498: The commision to carve the Pietà is given to
- 1748: the Pennsylvania Ministerium – the first Lutheran denomination to be established in North America is founded in the city of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania.
- 1768: Aboard the HMS Endeavour – Capt. James Cook sets sail from England.
- 1778: The first ascent of Triglav – the highest mountain in Slovenia – is recorded on this day.
- 1791: A U.S patent for the steamboat is given to John Fitch.
- 1920: The Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S Constitution takes effect on this day granting women the right to vote.
- 1944: Charles de Gaulle enters the city of Paris, France during World War II.
- 1966: The battle of Omugulugwombashe becomes the first battle of the Namibian War of Independence .
- 1977: The National Assembly of Quebec adopts the Charter of the French Language.
- 1978: Albino Luciani is elected by the papal conclave and is named Pope John Paul I.
- 1997: 100 people are killed at the Beni Ali Massacre in Algeria.
- 2015: A disgruntled coworkers kills two journalists while they were performing a live report in Moneta, Virginia.
Famous Birthdays on August 26
- English computer scientist Karen Spärck Jones is born in 1935.
- American lawyer and politician Geraldine Ferraro is born in 1935.
- American political scientist Benedict Anderson is born in 1936.
- American singer-songwriter Don Bowman is born in 1937.
- American comedian, actress and screenwriter Melissa McCarthy is born in 1970.
- Australian rugby player Jason Little is born in 1970.
- American actor Macaulay Culkin is born in 1980.
- American actor Chris Pine is born in 1980.
- German footballer Sebastian Bönig is born in 1981.
- Barbadian cricketer Tito Best is born in 1981.
- American ice hockey player Noah Welch is born in 1982.
- American comedian, writer and actor John Mulaney is born in 1982.
- American baseball player Jayson Nix is born in 1982.