February 26: Day of the Week
February 26, 2020 was the 57th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 309 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
- 1815Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
- 1920The first German Expressionist film and early horror movie, Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, premièred in Berlin.
- 1935Adolf Hitler orders the Luftwaffe to be re-formed, violating the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.
- 1952Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada.
- 1966Apollo Program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket
- 1972The Buffalo Creek Flood caused by a burst dam kills 125 in West Virginia.
- 1980Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations.
- 1991Gulf War: United States Army forces capture the town of Al Busayyah.
- 2004Republic of Macedonia President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Who were born on February 26?
- 1720Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1803)
- 1907Dub Taylor, American actor (d. 1994)
- 1928Fats Domino, American musician
- 1932Johnny Cash, American musician (d. 2003)
- 1954Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish politician, Prime Minister (2003–present)
- 1980Steve Blake, American basketball player
- 1984Beren Saat, Turkish actress
- 1985Fernando Llorente, Spanish footballer
- 1986Teresa Palmer, Australian model and actress
- 1990Kateřina Cachová, Czech heptathlete
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