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Wednesday February 26, 2020

February 26: Day of the Week

February 26, 2020 was the 57th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 309 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2020
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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)

  • 364
    Valentinian I is proclaimed Roman Emperor.
  • 1794
    The first Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen burns down.
  • 1815
    Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
  • 1876
    Japan 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.
  • 1919
    President 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).
  • 1936
    In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government.
  • 1952
    Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada.
  • 1971
    U.N. Secretary General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.
  • 1987
    Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: United States Army forces capture the town of Al Busayyah.

Who were born on February 26?

  • 1587
    Stefano Landi, Italian composer (d. 1639)
  • 1746
    Archduchess Marie Amalie of Austria, duchess of Piacenza (d. 1806)
  • 1908
    Tex Avery, American cartoonist (d. 1980)
  • 1945
    Marta Kristen, Norwegian actress
  • 1958
    Michel Houellebecq, French novelist
  • 1967
    Currie Graham, Canadian actor
  • 1977
    Marty Reasoner, American ice hockey player
  • 1985
    Gee Atherton, British cyclist
  • 1986
    Juliet Simms, guitarist and singer (Automatic Loveletter)
  • 1992
    Mikael Granlund, Finnish ice hockey player

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