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Sunday February 26, 2017

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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 747 BCE
    Epoch (origin) of Ptolemy’s Nabonassar Era.
  • 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.
  • 1935
    Adolf Hitler orders the Luftwaffe to be re-formed, violating the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.
  • 1936
    In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government.
  • 1961
    Hassan II becomes King of Morocco.
  • 1966
    Apollo Program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket
  • 1980
    Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations.
  • 1987
    Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.
  • 1993
    World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand.

Who were born on February 26?

  • 1672
    Antoine Augustine Calmet, French theologian (d. 1757)
  • 1879
    Frank Bridge, English composer (d. 1941)
  • 1882
    Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral (d. 1968)
  • 1887
    William Frawley, American actor (d. 1966)
  • 1926
    Miroslava, Mexican actress (d. 1955)
  • 1939
    Josephine Tewson, English actress
  • 1949
    Elizabeth George, American novelist
  • 1964
    Mark Dacascos, American actor and martial artist
  • 1982
    Li Na (tennis), Chinese tennis player
  • 1986
    Teresa Palmer, Australian model and actress

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