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Sunday February 26, 2017

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.

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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)

  • 1658
    Treaty 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.
  • 1815
    Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
  • 1914
    Ship HMHS, sister to the RMS Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast.
  • 1929
    President Calvin Coolidge signs an Executive Order establishing the 96,000 acre Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
  • 1960
    A New York bound Alitalia airliner crashed into a cemetery at Shannon, Ireland, shortly after takeoff, killing 34 of the 52 persons on board.
  • 1972
    The Buffalo Creek Flood caused by a burst dam kills 125 in West Virginia.
  • 1987
    Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: United States Army forces capture the town of Al Busayyah.
  • 1992
    Nagorno-Karabakh War: Khojaly Massacre: Armenian armed forces open fire on Azeri civilians at a military post outside the town of Khojaly leaving hundreds dead.
  • 2004
    Republic of Macedonia President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Who were born on February 26?

  • 1808
    Honoré Daumier, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 1879)
  • 1846
    William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, American frontiersman (d. 1917)
  • 1931
    Robert Novak, American political columnist (d. 2009)
  • 1938
    Evagoras Pallikarides, Cypriot guerilla (d. 1957)
  • 1948
    Sharyn McCrumb, American writer
  • 1954
    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish politician, Prime Minister (2003–present)
  • 1974
    Sébastien Loeb, French rally driver
  • 1979
    Pedro Mendes, Portuguese footballer
  • 1985
    Carolin Nytra, German athlete
  • 1991
    CL (singer), South Korean singer/rapper (2NE1)

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