All About August 26th
Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia
August 26th Holidays
- Make Your Own Luck Day
A quote from Thomas Jefferson goes, “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” So today get out there and work hard towards your goals and maybe, just maybe, good luck will follow you.
- Musical Yoga Day
Musical Yoga Day is August 26th. We couldn’t really find more info on it than that. If you know more, let us know!
- National Cherry Popsicle Day
On August 26th you are encouraged to enjoy a cherry popsicle to cool off in the August heat!
- National Dog Day
National Dog Day was founded in 2004 by Animal Welfare Advocate and Pet Lifestyle Expert, Colleen Paige. National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, mixed and pure and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues.
- National Toilet Paper Day
August 26 is National Toilet Paper Day, deemed so to commemorate the first time it was ever sold on a roll on August 26, 1871. Learn the history and some funny facts about toilet paper here.
- National WebMistress Day
On August 26th National WebMistress Day recognizes women in web development, women who design, develop, market and maintain websites.
- Women’s Equality Day
Women’s Equality Day is celebrated every year on August 26th in the United States to mark the American women’s advancements towards equality with men. It is also celebrated in memory of the ratification of the nineteenth amendment of the US constitution, which guaranteed the American women their right to vote.
August 26th Zodiac Sign is a Virgo
Dates: August 23 – September 22
Symbol: Maiden Virgin
Colord: Grey, Beige, Pale-Yellow
Lucky Numbers: 5, 14, 15, 23, 32
Personality Traits: Very hard working and very loyal. Perfectionist to a fault, can be critical of others.
Famous Virgos: Michael Jackson, Paul Walker, Cameron Diaz, Mother Theresa, Stephen King, Warren Buffet, John McCain, Leo Tolstoy, Van Morrison.
August 26th Trivia
- 1910 – Mother Teresa, known in the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was born in Skopje, Macedonia.
- 1970 – A new feminist movement leads a nationwide Women’s Strike for Equality.
- 1970 – Melissa Ann McCarthy is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and fashion designer was born in , Plainfield, IL
- 1980 – Macaulay Culkin, American actor known for his role as Kevin, in the movie, Home Alone, was born in Manhattan, New York City, NY.
- 2009 – Kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard is discovered alive in California after being missing for over 18 years.
- 2017 – The Mercedes-Benz Stadium opens in Atlanta, Georgia, replacing the Georgia Dome that was demolished on November 20.
- 2019 – Many tributes going out to John McCain and his family a day after his death.
- 2020 – Riots and protests continue throughout Wisconsin after a police shooting of a black man in Kenosha. [Kenosha News]
- 2020 – The World Health Organization announces that the African continent is finally free of the wild poliovirus, 24 years after Nelson Mandela helped Rotary International launch its Kick Polio Out of Africa campaign.