All About October 26th

All About October 26th

Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia

October 26th Holidays

  • Horseless Carriage Day
    In 1803, the first horseless carriage was a steam-driven vehicle demonstrated in London, England, by Richard Trevithick. In the 1820s, Goldsworthy Gurney built steam-powered road vehicles. There is one that is on display at Glasgow Museum of Transport.
  • National Day of the Deployed
    On October 26th we honor the United States military personnel deployed around the world. This day recognizes all of the brave military personnel who have been deployed and those who have sacrificed their lives to defend our country. Learn more at
  • National Mincemeat Day
    National Mincemeat Day celebrates a 15th-century English recipe mixing spiced meat, fruit and spices. Try out this recipe for Traditional Mincemeat:
  • National Mule Day
    National Mule Day honors the Oct. 26, 1785, date when a Spanish donkey arrived in America. This mule was requested by George Washington to breed with American mules. President Ronald Reagan signed the proclamation establishing the celebration date of Oct. 26 on the event’s 200th anniversary in 1985.
  • National Pumpkin Day
    October 26th celebrates our favorite large orange gourd, the pumpkin. We use pumpkins for food and decorations. They are a symbol that Autumn is upon us  and Halloween would not be the same without lit up Jack Lanterns lining our porches.
  • Worldwide Howl at the Moon Night
    Tonight, on October 26th we are urged to learn more about wolves. Please visit to learn how to help with wolf conservation.

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October 26th Zodiac Sign

See who you are compatible with, what your colors are, what personality traits you might have and which famous celebrities share your Zodiac sign.

If you were born today then you are a Scorpio.

Date range: October 23 – November 21 (Occasionally Nov 22 falls into Scorpio too.)

Element: Water 

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Quality: Fixed

Color: Scarlet, Red, Rust

Day: Tuesday

Ruler: PlutoMars

Greatest Overall Compatibility: TaurusCancer

Lucky Numbers: 8, 11, 18, 22

Personality Traits:  Smart, resourceful, very brave, passionate, but can be really stubborn, jealous, sometimes even violent and doesn’t trust many people.

Famous Scorpios: Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Ryan Gosling, Christopher Columbus,  Bill Gates, Pablo Picasso Julia Roberts, Hillary Clinton, Caitlyn Jenner, Whoopi Goldberg, Marie Curie, Condoleezza Rice.

What do all these people have in common?

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October 26th Trivia

  • 1861 – The Pony Express officially ceases operations.
  • 1863 – The Football Association is formed at the Freemasons’ Tavern in London.
  • 1944 – Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom passed away in her sleep at age 87.
  • 1945 – Jaclyn Smith, American actress, one of the “Charlie’s Angels,” was born in Houston,  Princess Beatrice 1886Texas.
  • 1946 – Pat Sajak, “Wheel of Fortune” talk show host was born in Chicago, Il.
  • 1956 – Rita Wilson, American actress and wife of Tom Hanks was born in Los Angeles, CA.
  • 1957 – Hillary Clinton, Former First Lady of the United States was born in Chicago, Il.
  • 1958 – Pan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris, France.
  • 1961 – Dylan McDermott. American actor was born in Waterbury, CT.
  • 1967 – Keith Urban, New Zealand singer-songwriter, guitarist was born in Whangarei, New Zealand.
  • 1973 – Seth MacFarlane, American actor was born in Kent, Connecticut.
  • 1978 – CM Punk, American mixed martial artist was born in Chicago, Il. Pony Express 100th anniversary stamp IMG 4371
  • 1984 – The first Infant receives an organ from another species when
    Baby Fae who was born with a rare congenital heart defect,  received a heart from a baboon. The surgery was performed by Dr. Leonard L. Bailey at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California. While the operation was successful, Baby Fae’s body rejected the heart, and sadly she died a few weeks later.
  • 2001 – The Patriot Act Comes into effect in the US when President George W. Bush because of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks,
  • 2015 – A 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes in the Hindu Kush mountain range in northeastern Afghanistan, killing 398 people and leaving 2,536 people injured.
    2016 – An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 strikes central Italy.
  • 2017 – Jacinda Ardern is sworn as the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand, also the youngest at only 37 years old.
  • 2020 – Amy Coney Barrett sworn in as newest Supreme Court justice despite the majority of American wanting the next justice to be nominated by the next president. [CBS News]

Thank you to our sources for info and graphics, Pixabay, Checkiday and Wiki.

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