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.
- 1794The first Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen burns down.
- 1914Ship HMHS, sister to the RMS Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast.
- 1929President Calvin Coolidge signs an Executive Order establishing the 96,000 acre Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
- 1936In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government.
- 1966Apollo Program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket
- 1966Vietnam War: The ROK Capital Division of the South Korean Army massacres 380 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam.
- 1980Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations.
- 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?
- 1899Max Petitpierre, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1994)
- 1908Leela Majumdar, Bengali writer (d. 2007)
- 1919Rie Mastenbroek, Dutch swimmer (d. 2003)
- 1921Betty Hutton, American actress and singer (d. 2007)
- 1953Michael Bolton, American singer
- 1977Marty Reasoner, American ice hockey player
- 1979Corinne Bailey Rae, English singer
- 1984Alex de Angelis, San Marino motorcycle racer
- 1984Beren Saat, Turkish actress
- 1984Emmanuel Adebayor, Togolese footballer
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