February 26: Day of the Week
February 26, 2018 was the 57th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 308 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1815Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
- 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.
- 1909Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.
- 1920The first German Expressionist film and early horror movie, Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, premièred in Berlin.
- 1935Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of RADAR in the United Kingdom.
- 1961Hassan II becomes King of Morocco.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1740Giambattista Bodoni, Italian publisher and engraver (d. 1813)
- 1846William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, American frontiersman (d. 1917)
- 1900Fritz Wiessner, American mountaineer of German descent (d. 1988)
- 1912Dane Clark, American actor (d. 1998)
- 1919Mason Adams, American actor (d. 2005)
- 1928Anatoly Filipchenko, Soviet cosmonaut
- 1945Mitch Ryder, American musician (The Detroit Wheels)
- 1953Michael Bolton, American singer
- 1958Karen Berger, American comic book editor
- 1977Marty Reasoner, American ice hockey player
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