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Friday February 26, 2021

February 26: Day of the Week

February 26, 2021 is the 57th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 308 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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.
  • 364
    Valentinian I is proclaimed Roman Emperor.
  • 1794
    The first Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen burns down.
  • 1960
    A New York bound Alitalia airliner crashed into a cemetery at Shannon, Ireland, shortly after takeoff, killing 34 of the 52 persons on board.
  • 1961
    Hassan II becomes King of Morocco.
  • 1966
    Apollo Program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket
  • 1966
    Vietnam War: The ROK Capital Division of the South Korean Army massacres 380 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    The 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?

  • 1720
    Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1803)
  • 1861
    King Ferdinand of Bulgaria (d. 1948)
  • 1906
    Madeleine Carroll, English actress (d. 1987)
  • 1914
    Robert Alda, American actor (d. 1986)
  • 1950
    Jonathan Cain, American musician (Journey, Bad English, The Babys)
  • 1971
    Erykah Badu, American singer
  • 1974
    Sébastien Loeb, French rally driver
  • 1977
    Greg Rikaart, American actor
  • 1981
    Johnathan Wendel, American video gamer
  • 1993
    Taylor Dooley, American actress

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