February 26: Day of the Week
February 26, 2017 was the 57th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 308 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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February 26 Historical Event(s)
- 1658Treaty of Roskilde: After a devastating defeat in the Northern Wars (1655–1661), the King of Denmark-Norway is forced to give up nearly half his territory to Sweden to save the rest.
- 1917The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.
- 1919President Woodrow Wilson signs an act of the U.S. Congress establishing most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park (see Grand Canyon National Park).
- 1920The first German Expressionist film and early horror movie, Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, premièred in Berlin.
- 1946Finnish observers report the first of many thousands of sightings of ghost rockets.
- 1952Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada.
- 1960A New York bound Alitalia airliner crashed into a cemetery at Shannon, Ireland, shortly after takeoff, killing 34 of the 52 persons on board.
- 1966Vietnam War: The ROK Capital Division of the South Korean Army massacres 380 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam.
- 1987Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.
- 1991Gulf War: United States Army forces capture the town of Al Busayyah.
Who were born on February 26?
- 1720Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1803)
- 1918Otis Ray Bowen, American physician & politician, 44th Governor of Indiana, and 16th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
- 1939Josephine Tewson, English actress
- 1954Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish politician, Prime Minister (2003–present)
- 1967James Allodi, Canadian actor, writer and director
- 1973Erinn Bartlett, American actress
- 1973Jenny Thompson, American swimmer
- 1976Chad Urmston, American musician
- 1986Hannah Kearney, American freestyle skier
- 1988Matteo Ciofani, Italian footballer
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