February 26: Day of the Week
February 26, 2019 was the 57th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 308 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 364Valentinian I is proclaimed Roman Emperor.
- 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.
- 1794The first Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen burns down.
- 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.
- 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).
- 1966Vietnam War: The ROK Capital Division of the South Korean Army massacres 380 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam.
- 1987Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.
- 1991Gulf War: United States Army forces capture the town of Al Busayyah.
- 1993World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand.
Who were born on February 26?
- 1587Stefano Landi, Italian composer (d. 1639)
- 1671Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician and philosopher (d. 1713)
- 1802Victor Hugo, French writer (d. 1885)
- 1887William Frawley, American actor (d. 1966)
- 1916Jackie Gleason, American actor, writer, composer, and comedian (d. 1987)
- 1922Karl Aage Præst, Danish football player
- 1937Paul Dickson, American football player and coach (d. 2011)
- 1982Li Na (tennis), Chinese tennis player
- 1985Gee Atherton, British cyclist
- 1988Matteo Ciofani, Italian footballer
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