2023 Weekly Holidays that include October 26, are:
Ace Week (Formerly Asexuality Week) - October 22-28, 2023
American Massage Therapy Week - October 22-28, 2023
Disarmament Week - October 24-30
Give Wildlife a Brake Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Week in October)
Global Health Equity Week - October 23-27, 2023
International Dyslexia Association Reading Week - October 22-28, 2023
International Magic Week - October 25-31
Kids Care Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Always includes 10/27 - Make a Difference Day)
Mawlid Al Nabi - Evening of October 26 - Evening of October 27, 2023
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Week in October)
National Massage Therapy Awareness Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Full Week in October)
National Red Ribbon Week - October 23-31 (Last 9 days of October)
National Respiratory Care Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Full Week of October)
Pastoral Care Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Full Week in October)
Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week - October 24-31
Pro Bono Week - October 22-28, 2023
Respiratory Care Week - October 22-28, 2023 (Last Week of October)
World Origami Days - October 24 - November 11
2023 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.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
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.
World Festivals and Events (Date Order)
Cricket World Cup - October 5 - November 19, 2023
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.
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.
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
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!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
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!
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
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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