On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1916

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

American sex educator Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)


Famous Birthdays


Person of interestFrancois Mitterrand

Francois Mitterrand, 21st President of France (1981-1995), born in Jarnac, France (d. 1996)

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand

Famous Deaths

  • Klaas Kater, Dutch Christian Worker's Union Leader, dies at 83
1916 Highlights

About October 26, 1916

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio