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)
- 1266Battle of Benevento: An army led by Charles, Count of Anjou, defeats a combined German and Sicilian force led by King Manfred of Sicily. Manfred is killed in the battle and Pope Clement IV invests Charles as king of Sicily and Naples.
- 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.
- 1919President Woodrow Wilson signs an act of the U.S. Congress establishing most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park (see Grand Canyon National Park).
- 1920The first German Expressionist film and early horror movie, Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, premièred in Berlin.
- 1936In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government.
- 1960A New York bound Alitalia airliner crashed into a cemetery at Shannon, Ireland, shortly after takeoff, killing 34 of the 52 persons on board.
- 1991Gulf War: United States Army forces capture the town of Al Busayyah.
- 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.
- 1995The United Kingdom’s oldest investment banking institute, Barings Bank, collapses after a securities broker, Nick Leeson, loses $1.4 billion by speculating on the Singapore International Monetary Exchange using futures contracts.
- 2004Republic of Macedonia President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Who were born on February 26?
- 1858Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (d. 1917)
- 1879Frank Bridge, English composer (d. 1941)
- 1906Madeleine Carroll, English actress (d. 1987)
- 1944Ronald Lauder, American philanthropist and president of the World Jewish Congress
- 1945Peter Brock, Australian motorsports champion (d. 2006)
- 1947Sandie Shaw, English singer
- 1953Michael Bolton, American singer
- 1964Mark Dacascos, American actor and martial artist
- 1984Emmanuel Adebayor, Togolese footballer
- 1986Teresa Palmer, Australian model and actress
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