On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1596

Historical Events

26 Martyrs of Japan Executed

Spanish galleon San Felipe is shipwrecked in Urado on the Japanese island of Shikoku en route from Manila to Acapulco. Incident leads to the crucifixion of 26 Christians who become known as the Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan.

1596 Highlights

About October 19, 1596

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 425 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Libra