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.
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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.
- 1794The first Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen burns down.
- 1914Ship HMHS, sister to the RMS Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast.
- 1920The first German Expressionist film and early horror movie, Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, premièred in Berlin.
- 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.
- 1961Hassan II becomes King of Morocco.
- 1966Vietnam War: The ROK Capital Division of the South Korean Army massacres 380 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam.
- 1971U.N. Secretary General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.
- 1987Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.
Who were born on February 26?
- 1808Nathan Kelley,American architect, active mainly in Ohio, (d. 1871)
- 1879Frank Bridge, English composer (d. 1941)
- 1903Orde Charles Wingate, British Major-General, prominent Zionist, eccentric (d. 1944)
- 1906Madeleine Carroll, English actress (d. 1987)
- 1911Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (d. 1996)
- 1924Noboru Takeshita, Japanese politician (d. 2000)
- 1947Sandie Shaw, English singer
- 1958Susan J. Helms, astronaut
- 1973Marshall Faulk, American football player
- 1983Jerome Harrison, American football player
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