February 26: Day of the Week
February 26, 2021 was the 57th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 308 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 747 BCEEpoch (origin) of Ptolemy’s Nabonassar Era.
- 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.
- 1815Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
- 1917The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.
- 1919President Woodrow Wilson signs an act of the U.S. Congress establishing most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park (see Grand Canyon National Park).
- 1961Hassan II becomes King of Morocco.
- 1966Vietnam War: The ROK Capital Division of the South Korean Army massacres 380 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam.
- 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.
- 2004Republic of Macedonia President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Who were born on February 26?
- 1887Stefan Grabinski, Polish writer (d. 1936)
- 1908Leela Majumdar, Bengali writer (d. 2007)
- 1909King Talal of Jordan (d. 1972)
- 1919Mason Adams, American actor (d. 2005)
- 1920Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (d. 2006)
- 1927Tom Kennedy, American game show host
- 1931Robert Novak, American political columnist (d. 2009)
- 1955Andreas Maislinger, founder of Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service
- 1980Alex Fong, Hong Kong singer
- 1986Crystal Kay, Japanese singer
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