On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 2017

Historical Events


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Cremation ceremony for King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand held in Bangkok, a year after his death

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • Explosion and fire at a fireworks factory in Tangerang, Indonesia kills 47 and injuries dozens

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Jacinda Ardern is sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand, becoming the world’s youngest female head of government

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
New Zealand Prime Minister
Jacinda Ardern

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National Party of New Zealand found guilty of breaching the copyright of rapper Eminem's publisher and ordered to pay $413,000 for use of the song “Eminem Esque”

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
Eminem
  • Oldest-known tsunami victim revealed by sediment discovered in 6,000 year-old skull by scientists near Aitape, Papua New Guinea

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US President Donald Trump declares the opioid crisis a public health emergency

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

2017 Highlights

About October 26, 2017

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio