February 26: Day of the Week
February 26, 2021 was the 57th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 308 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1935Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of RADAR in the United Kingdom.
- 1960A New York bound Alitalia airliner crashed into a cemetery at Shannon, Ireland, shortly after takeoff, killing 34 of the 52 persons on board.
- 1966Vietnam War: The ROK Capital Division of the South Korean Army massacres 380 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam.
- 1980Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations.
- 1992Nagorno-Karabakh War: Khojaly Massacre: Armenian armed forces open fire on Azeri civilians at a military post outside the town of Khojaly leaving hundreds dead.
- 2004Republic of Macedonia President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Who were born on February 26?
- 1887William Frawley, American actor (d. 1966)
- 1903Orde Charles Wingate, British Major-General, prominent Zionist, eccentric (d. 1944)
- 1909Fanny Cradock, English food writer and broadcaster (d. 1994)
- 1938Evagoras Pallikarides, Cypriot guerilla (d. 1957)
- 1946Ahmed H. Zewail, Egyptian chemist, Nobel laureate
- 1957David Muldrow Beasley, American politician and 113th Governor of South Carolina
- 1958Greg Germann, American actor
- 1958Michel Houellebecq, French novelist
- 1958Susan J. Helms, astronaut
- 1982Song Hye Kyo, South Korean model and actress
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