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Sunday February 26, 2023

February 26: Day of the Week

February 26, 2023 is the 57th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 308 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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)

  • 747 BCE
    Epoch (origin) of Ptolemy’s Nabonassar Era.
  • 1794
    The first Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen burns down.
  • 1815
    Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
  • 1909
    Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.
  • 1920
    The first German Expressionist film and early horror movie, Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, premièred in Berlin.
  • 1952
    Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada.
  • 1966
    Apollo Program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket
  • 1987
    Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    World 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?

  • 1858
    Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (d. 1917)
  • 1861
    Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary, widow of Vladimir Lenin (d. 1939)
  • 1927
    Tom Kennedy, American game show host
  • 1928
    Anatoly Filipchenko, Soviet cosmonaut
  • 1931
    Robert Novak, American political columnist (d. 2009)
  • 1958
    Karen Berger, American comic book editor
  • 1977
    Josh Towers, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Song Hye Kyo, South Korean model and actress
  • 1985
    Alexandria Hilfiger, American actress
  • 1986
    Crystal Kay, Japanese singer

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