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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.

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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.
  • 1794
    The first Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen burns down.
  • 1914
    Ship HMHS, sister to the RMS Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast.
  • 1920
    The first German Expressionist film and early horror movie, Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, premièred in Berlin.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    Hassan II becomes King of Morocco.
  • 1966
    Vietnam War: The ROK Capital Division of the South Korean Army massacres 380 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam.
  • 1971
    U.N. Secretary General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.
  • 1987
    Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.

Who were born on February 26?

  • 1808
    Nathan Kelley,American architect, active mainly in Ohio, (d. 1871)
  • 1879
    Frank Bridge, English composer (d. 1941)
  • 1903
    Orde Charles Wingate, British Major-General, prominent Zionist, eccentric (d. 1944)
  • 1906
    Madeleine Carroll, English actress (d. 1987)
  • 1911
    Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (d. 1996)
  • 1924
    Noboru Takeshita, Japanese politician (d. 2000)
  • 1947
    Sandie Shaw, English singer
  • 1958
    Susan J. Helms, astronaut
  • 1973
    Marshall Faulk, American football player
  • 1983
    Jerome Harrison, American football player

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