Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on August 26 throughout history. The 238th day of the Gregorian calendar is August 26. Captain James Cook set sail on the HMS Endeavour on this day, the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote, and the Mercedez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta opened.
The 26th of August falls under the sign of Virgo. Chris Pine, Mother Teresa, and Melissa McCarthy all have famous birthdays. National Dog Day and Raksha Bandhan both fall on August 26.