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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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.
- 1909Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.
- 1917The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.
- 1946Finnish observers report the first of many thousands of sightings of ghost rockets.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Who were born on February 26?
- 1671Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician and philosopher (d. 1713)
- 1746Archduchess Marie Amalie of Austria, duchess of Piacenza (d. 1806)
- 1866Herbert Henry Dow, American chemical industrialist (d. 1930)
- 1879Frank Bridge, English composer (d. 1941)
- 1893I. A. Richards, English literary critic (d. 1979)
- 1901Dwight Wilson, Canadian Soldier (d. 2007)
- 1969Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer
- 1976Chad Urmston, American musician
- 1978Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye, Senegalese footballer
- 1986Teresa Palmer, Australian model and actress
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