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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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.
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.
- 1815Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
- 1914Ship HMHS, sister to the RMS Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast.
- 1929President Calvin Coolidge signs an Executive Order establishing the 96,000 acre Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
- 1960A New York bound Alitalia airliner crashed into a cemetery at Shannon, Ireland, shortly after takeoff, killing 34 of the 52 persons on board.
- 1972The Buffalo Creek Flood caused by a burst dam kills 125 in West Virginia.
- 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.
- 1992Nagorno-Karabakh War: Khojaly Massacre: Armenian armed forces open fire on Azeri civilians at a military post outside the town of Khojaly leaving hundreds dead.
- 2004Republic of Macedonia President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Who were born on February 26?
- 1808Honoré Daumier, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 1879)
- 1846William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, American frontiersman (d. 1917)
- 1931Robert Novak, American political columnist (d. 2009)
- 1938Evagoras Pallikarides, Cypriot guerilla (d. 1957)
- 1948Sharyn McCrumb, American writer
- 1954Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish politician, Prime Minister (2003–present)
- 1974Sébastien Loeb, French rally driver
- 1979Pedro Mendes, Portuguese footballer
- 1985Carolin Nytra, German athlete
- 1991CL (singer), South Korean singer/rapper (2NE1)
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