October 26, 1760
George III crowned, beginning a 60 year reign, one of the longest in British history.
King of the United Kingdom
George III (George William Frederick) (4 June 1738–29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain, and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain a
What else happened today on October 26
- October 26, 1601
- A Spanish army under Don Juan del Aguila, which had landed at Kinsale on 21 September, is besieged by Lord Mountjoy on this date
- October 26, 1771
- John (Juan) MacKenna, who would rise to fame in South America, was born in Clogher, Co. Tyrone
- October 26, 1791
- Founding of the United Irishmen movement
- October 26, 1831
- Birth of painter Nathaniel Hone in Dublin
- October 26, 1837
- James Lawlor Kiernan, Union general in America's Civil War, was born in Mount Bellew, County Galway
- October 26, 1845
- Lady Caroline Nairne, songwriter and poet, died at Gask.
- October 26, 1911
- Poet Sorley MacLean born on the island of Raasay.
- October 26, 1932
- Margaret "The Unsinkable Molly" Brown, daughter of Irish immigrants, dies in New York