October 26

October 26 Information from the Holidays and Observances website!

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2022 Daily Holidays that fall on October 26, include:

  • Chicken Fried Steak Day 
  • Day of the Deployed 
  • Horseless Carriage Day 
  • Howl at the Moon Night 
  • Intersex Awareness Day 
  • Lung Health Day - October 26, 2022
  • Mince Meat Pie Day 
  • National Day of the Deployed 
  • National Mule Day 
  • Pumpkin Day - (See our Pumpkins Page!)

2022 Weekly Holidays that include October 26, are:

  • Ace Week (Formerly Asexuality Week) - October 23-29, 2022
  • American Massage Therapy Week - October 23-29, 2022
  • Birth of Baha 'u 'Llah - Evening of October 26, 2022 to Evening of October 27, 2022
  • Birth of the Bab - Evening of October 25, 2022 to Evening of October 26, 2022
  • Cricket World Cup - October 16 - November 13, 2022
  • Disarmament Week - October 24-30
  • Give Wildlife a Brake Week - October 23-29, 2022 (Last Week in October)
  • Global Health Equity Week - October 24-28, 2022
  • International Magic Week - October 25-31
  • Kids Care Week - October 23-29, 2022 (Always includes 10/27 - Make a Difference Day)
  • National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week - October 23-29, 2022 (Last Week in October)
  • National Massage Therapy Awareness Week - October 23-29, 2022 (Last Full Week in October)
  • National Red Ribbon Week - October 23-31 (Last 9 days of October)
  • National Respiratory Care Week - October 23-29, 2022 (Last Full Week of October)
  • Pastoral Care Week - October 23-29, 2022 (Last Full Week in October)
  • Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week - October 24-31
  • Pro Bono Week - October 23-29, 2022
  • Respiratory Care Week - October 23-29, 2022 (Last Week of October)
  • Winter Weather Preparedness Week - October 20 - November 9 (Dates Vary by State)
  • World Origami Days - October 24 - November 11

2022 Monthly Holidays that include October 26, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our October Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of October.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.


Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for October 26 is Scorpio which spans from October 23 to November 21.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of October is:

  • Marigold is a Mediterranean native plant and has been prized for both its beauty and versatility. They come in a range of colors including white, gold, and yellow; however, probably the most popular is bright orange.

This year, I used several flats of marigolds around all my vegetables that I was growing.  I also re-potted a bunch of hanging baskets with succulents and put some yellow marigolds in each one for some color.


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for October are :

  • Opal gemstones are truly unique, because each individual gem is adorned with a one-of-a-kind color combination.
  • Tourmaline is a favorite gemstone for many because it's available in a rainbow of beautiful colors.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1609 - William Sprague, English settler who co-founded Charlestown, MA (d. 1675 on same day)
  • 1854 - C.W. Post - American businessman who founded Post Foods (d. 1914)
  • 1945 - Jacyln Smith - American actress and producer (Charlies Angels)
  • 1961 - Dylan McDermott - American actor (The Practice)
  • 1963 - Natalie Merchant - American singer and songwriter (Lead vocalist 10,000 Maniacs)
  • 1967 - Keith Urban - New Zealand-American singer and songwriter


Famous Deaths

  • 899 - Alfred the Great, English King (b. 849)
  • 1675 - William Sprague, English settler who co-founded Charlestown, MA (b. 1609 on same day)
  • 1999 - Hoyt Axton, American singer, songwriter, actor (b. 938)
  • 2009 - Troy Smith, American businessman who founded Sonic Drive-In (b. 1922)
  • 2012 - Arnold Greenberg, American businessman who co-founded Snapple (b. 1932)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1963 - Elizabeth Montgomery, actress of Bewitched, marries director and producer William Asher
  • 2002 - U.S. singer and songwriter Jessica Simpson, marries U.S. singer and songwriter Nick Lachey


Quote of the Day

Today is a Good Day!

Today is a Good Day!


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

October 26 is Pumpkin Day!

October 26 is Pumpkin Day!

Pumpkins are mostly associated with some of the big holidays such as Halloween and Thanksgiving. How can you think about Thanksgiving dinner, or even Christmas dinner, without pumpkin pie?

Pumpkin Recipes are amazing and the fall months are associated with many things made with pumpkin.  Pumpkin breads, pumpkin chili, pumpkin desserts such as pumpkin cupcakes and pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, cereals, granola, and pumpkin pancakes to name a few!

Check out our Pumpkin Recipes page with lots of tips for using pumpkin!


This Day in History

  • 1774 - The first U.S. Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia
  • 1813 - During the War of 1812, a force of British regulars, Canadian militia, and Mohawks defeat the American in the Battle of the Chateauguay
  • 1825 - The Erie Canal opens for the first time allowing passage from the Hudson River to Lake Erie
  • 1881 - Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday take part in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona
  • 1936 - The first electric generator at the Hoover Dam goes into operation
  • 1958 - Pan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris
  • 1985 - Ownership of Uluru (Ayers Rock) is returned to the Pitjantjatjara Aboriginals by the Australian Government
  • 1989 - All 54 people on board China Airlines Flight 204 are killed when it crashes after takeoff from Hualien Airport in Taiwan
  • 1994 - Israel and Jordan sign a peace treaty
  • 2001 - The U.S. passes the USA Patriot Act into law
  • 2003 - The Cedar Fire in California kills 15 people, burns 250,000 acres and destroys 2,200 homes in San Diego to become the third largest fire in California's history

This Day in Music

  • 1970 - Your Song is released by Elton John and becomes his first hit
  • 1971 - Tired of Being Alone by Al Green is certified Gold
  • 1974 - Can't Get Enough album by Barry White hits #1 in the U.S.
  • 1985 - Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston hits #1 on the Hot 100 
  • 2004 - Twice the Speed of Life, the debut album of Sugarland is released

Something More by Sugarland


This Day in Sports

  • 1863 - The Football Association is founded
  • 1869 - The first American steeplechase horserace occurs at Westchester, NY
  • 1968 - George Foreman wins the Olympic heavyweight gold medal
  • 1968 - During the Mexico City Olympics, Japanese gymnasts sweep the medals in the men's floor exercise competition
  • 1975 - Cuba wins it's 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball after beating Mexico
  • 2000 - NY Yankees beat the NY Mets 4-2 in Game 5 of the Baseball World Series with Derek Jeter named as the MVP

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

(listenership) n.

1. The audience that listens to a certain form or genre of audio material (specifically (Internet, radio), an audio broadcast such as a radio program or a podcast)
2. (linguistics) The act of paying attention to a conversation or speech; listening

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