February 26: Day of the Week
February 26, 2017 is the 57th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 308 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 747 BCEEpoch (origin) of Ptolemy’s Nabonassar Era.
- 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.
- 1815Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
- 1876Japan and Korea sign a treaty granting Japanese citizens extraterritoriality rights, opening three ports to Japanese trade, and ending Korea’s status as a tributary state of Qing Dynasty China.
- 1917The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.
- 1935Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of RADAR in the United Kingdom.
- 1936In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government.
- 1987Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.
- 2004Republic of Macedonia President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Who were born on February 26?
- 1911Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (d. 1996)
- 1937Hagood Hardy, Canadian musician and composer (d. 1997)
- 1943Bill Duke, American actor and director
- 1944Ronald Lauder, American philanthropist and president of the World Jewish Congress
- 1955Andreas Maislinger, founder of Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service
- 1964Mark Dacascos, American actor and martial artist
- 1979Pedro Mendes, Portuguese footballer
- 1981Kertus Davis, American racing driver
- 1983Pepe, Brazilian born Portuguese football player
- 1986Leandro dos Santos de Jesus, Brazilian footballer
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