February 26: Day of the Week
February 26, 2017 was the 57th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 308 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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.
- 1917The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.
- 1929President Calvin Coolidge signs an Executive Order establishing the 96,000 acre Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
- 1935Adolf Hitler orders the Luftwaffe to be re-formed, violating the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.
- 1936In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government.
- 1946Finnish observers report the first of many thousands of sightings of ghost rockets.
- 1952Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada.
- 1961Hassan II becomes King of Morocco.
- 1972The Buffalo Creek Flood caused by a burst dam kills 125 in West Virginia.
- 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.
Who were born on February 26?
- 1879Frank Bridge, English composer (d. 1941)
- 1887William Frawley, American actor (d. 1966)
- 1920Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (d. 2006)
- 1927Tom Kennedy, American game show host
- 1949Emma Kirkby, British singer
- 1958Michel Houellebecq, French novelist
- 1981Kertus Davis, American racing driver
- 1984Natalia Lafourcade, Mexican singer
- 1986Crystal Kay, Japanese singer
- 1986Juliet Simms, guitarist and singer (Automatic Loveletter)
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