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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)

  • 1815
    Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
  • 1917
    The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    Finnish observers report the first of many thousands of sightings of ghost rockets.
  • 1952
    Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada.
  • 1961
    Hassan II becomes King of Morocco.
  • 1972
    The Buffalo Creek Flood caused by a burst dam kills 125 in West Virginia.
  • 1992
    Nagorno-Karabakh War: Khojaly Massacre: Armenian armed forces open fire on Azeri civilians at a military post outside the town of Khojaly leaving hundreds dead.

Who were born on February 26?

  • 1879
    Frank Bridge, English composer (d. 1941)
  • 1887
    William Frawley, American actor (d. 1966)
  • 1920
    Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (d. 2006)
  • 1927
    Tom Kennedy, American game show host
  • 1949
    Emma Kirkby, British singer
  • 1958
    Michel Houellebecq, French novelist
  • 1981
    Kertus Davis, American racing driver
  • 1984
    Natalia Lafourcade, Mexican singer
  • 1986
    Crystal Kay, Japanese singer
  • 1986
    Juliet Simms, guitarist and singer (Automatic Loveletter)

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