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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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.
- 1658Treaty of Roskilde: After a devastating defeat in the Northern Wars (1655–1661), the King of Denmark-Norway is forced to give up nearly half his territory to Sweden to save the rest.
- 1815Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
- 1909Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.
- 1917The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.
- 1920The first German Expressionist film and early horror movie, Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, premièred in Berlin.
- 1929President Calvin Coolidge signs an Executive Order establishing the 96,000 acre Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
- 1960A New York bound Alitalia airliner crashed into a cemetery at Shannon, Ireland, shortly after takeoff, killing 34 of the 52 persons on board.
- 1961Hassan II becomes King of Morocco.
- 1980Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations.
Who were born on February 26?
- 1361Wenceslaus, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia (d. 1419)
- 1861King Ferdinand of Bulgaria (d. 1948)
- 1919Mason Adams, American actor (d. 2005)
- 1920Danny Gardella, American baseball player (d. 2005)
- 1924Noboru Takeshita, Japanese politician (d. 2000)
- 1946Ahmed H. Zewail, Egyptian chemist, Nobel laureate
- 1977Josh Towers, American baseball player
- 1982Song Hye Kyo, South Korean model and actress
- 1984Natalia Lafourcade, Mexican singer
- 1985Miki Fujimoto, Japanese singer
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