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October 26 Historical Events

The following events took place on October 26. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 55 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 306
    Martyrdom of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki.
  • 1185
    The Uprising of Asen and Peter begins on the feast day of St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki and ends with the creation of the Second Bulgarian Empire, ruled by the Asen dynasty.
  • 1341
    The Byzantine civil war of 1341–47 formally begins with the proclamation of John VI Kantakouzenos as Byzantine Emperor at Didymoteicho.
  • 1377
    Tvrtko I is crowned the first king of Bosnia.
  • 1520
    Charles V is crowned.
  • 1597
    Imjin War: Admiral Yi Sun-sin routs the Japanese Navy of 300 ships with only 13 ships at the Battle of Myeongnyang.
  • 1640
    The Treaty of Ripon is signed, restoring peace between Scotland and Charles I of England.
  • 1689
    General Piccolomini of Austria burns down Skopje to prevent the spread of cholera. He died of cholera himself soon after.
  • 1774
    The first Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia.
  • 1775
    King George III of Great Britain goes before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorized a military response to quell the American Revolution.
  • 1776
    Benjamin Franklin departs from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.
  • 1811
    The Argentine government declare the freedom of expression for the press by decree.
  • 1813
    War of 1812: A combined force of British regulars, Canadian militia, and Mohawks defeat the Americans in the Battle of the Chateauguay.
  • 1825
    The Erie Canal opens: Passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie.
  • 1859
    The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.
  • 1860
    Meeting of Teano. Giuseppe Garibaldi, conqueror of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, gives it to King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy.
  • 1861
    The Pony Express officially ceases operations.
  • 1863
    The Football Association, the oldest football association in the world, is formed in London.
  • 1881
    The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona.
  • 1905
    Sweden accepted the independence of Norway.
  • 1909
    Itō Hirobumi, four time Prime Minister of Japan (the 1st, 5th, 7th and 10th) and Resident-General of Korea, is assassinated by An Jung-geun at the Harbin train station in Manchuria.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Ottoman occupied city of Thessaloniki, is liberated and unified with Greece on the feast day of its patron saint Demetrius. On the same day, Serbian troops captured Skopje.
  • 1917
    World War I: Battle of Caporetto; Italy suffers a catastrophic defeat to the forces of Austria-Hungary and Germany. The young unknown Oberleutnant Erwin Rommel captures Mount Matajur with only 100 Germans against a force of over 7000 Italians.
  • 1917
    World War I: Brazil declares war on the Central Powers.
  • 1918
    Erich Ludendorff, quartermaster-general of the Imperial German Army, is dismissed by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany for refusing to cooperate in peace negotiations.
  • 1921
    The Chicago Theatre opens.
  • 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, while two Japanese carriers and one cruiser are heavily damaged.
  • 1943
    World War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 “Pfeil”.

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