October 26 in history

October 26 events chronologically

306 Martyrdom of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki
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

Top 7 most famous people born on October 26

1916 François Mitterrand the 21st President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra, serving from 1981 until 1995. He is the longest-serving President of France and, as leader of the Socialist Party, the first figure from the left elected President under the Fifth Republic
1919 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi the king of Iran from 16 September 1941 until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on 11 February 1979. He took the title Šâhanšāh on 26 October 1967. He was the second and last monarch of the House of Pahlavi of the Iranian monarchy. Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi held several other titles, including that of Aryamehr and Bozorg Arteštārān
1947 Hillary Rodham Clinton a former United States Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and First Lady of the United States. From 2009 to 2013, she was the 67th Secretary of State, serving under President Barack Obama. She previously represented New York in the U.S. Senate. Before that, as the wife of President Bill Clinton, she was First Lady from 1993 to 2001. In the 2008 election, Clinton was a leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination
1959 Evo Morales a Bolivian politician and cocalero activist who has served as President of Bolivia since 2006. Widely regarded as the country's first president to come from the indigenous population, his administration has focused on the implementation of leftist policies, poverty reduction, and combating the influence of the United States and transnational corporations in the Plurinational State of Bolivia. A democratic socialist, he is the head of the Movement for Socialism political party
1973 Seth MacFarlane an American actor, animator, comedian, writer, producer, director, singer, and songwriter. He is the creator of the TV series Family Guy and co-creator of the TV series American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. He also voices many of the shows' various characters
1978 CM Punk an American retired professional wrestler best known for his time in WWE. He is titled in the company as "the longest-reigning WWE Champion of the modern era", having held the title for 434 days from November 20, 2011 to January 27, 2013. Punk is officially recognized as the sixth-longest reigning WWE Champion of all time
1981 Guy Sebastian an Australian singer-songwriter. He was the first winner of Australian Idol in 2003, and was a judge on Australia's The X Factor between 2010 and 2012. Sebastian has released eight top ten albums including two number ones. The first seven all gained either platinum or multi-platinum certification. He has also achieved 12 top ten singles, including six number ones. Sebastian is the only Australian male artist in Australian chart history to achieve six number one singles, and places third overall for all Australian acts. Eight of his singles have been certified multi-platinum, including the 9× platinum "Battle Scars". His debut single "Angels Brought Me Here" was the highest selling song in Australia last decade. With 51 platinum and three gold certifications and combined album and single sales of over 3.6 million in Australia, he has the highest certifications and sales of any Australian Idol contestant

Top 7 most famous people died on October 26

899 Alfred the Great King of Wessex from 871 to 899.
1764 William Hogarth an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist who has been credited with pioneering western sequential art.
1902 Elizabeth Cady Stanton an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women's rights movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the Seneca Falls Convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized women's rights and women's suffrage movements in the United States
1909 Itō Hirobumi a samurai of Chōshū domain, Japanese statesman, four time Prime Minister of Japan , genrō and Resident-General of Korea. Itō was assassinated by Korean nationalist An Jung-geun. The politician, intellectual, and author Suematsu Kenchō was Itō's son-in-law, having married his second daughter, Ikuko
1952 Hattie McDaniel an American actress. She is best known for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, making her the first African American to win an Academy Award
1972 Igor Sikorsky a Russian American aviation pioneer in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. He designed and flew the world's first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft, the Russky Vityaz in 1913, and the first airliner, Ilya Muromets, in 1914
1979 Park Chung-hee a South Korean president and military general who led South Korea from 1961 until his assassination in 1979. Park seized power through a military coup d'état that overthrew the Korean Second Republic in 1961 and ruled as a military strongman at the head of the Supreme Council for National Reconstruction until his election and inauguration as the President of the Korean Third Republic in 1963. In 1972, Park declared martial law and recast the constitution into a highly authoritarian document, ushering in the Korean Fourth Republic. After surviving several assassination attempts, including two operations associated with North Korea, Park was eventually assassinated on 26 October 1979 by Kim Jae-gyu, the chief of his own security services. He had led South Korea for 18 years