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Tuesday February 26, 2019

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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.
  • 1658
    Treaty 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.
  • 1909
    Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.
  • 1914
    Ship HMHS, sister to the RMS Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast.
  • 1929
    President Calvin Coolidge signs an Executive Order establishing the 96,000 acre Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
  • 1952
    Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    World 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.
  • 2004
    Republic of Macedonia President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Who were born on February 26?

  • 1786
    François Jean Dominique Arago, French mathematician (d. 1853)
  • 1799
    Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (d. 1864)
  • 1926
    Miroslava, Mexican actress (d. 1955)
  • 1926
    Verne Gagne, American wrestler
  • 1928
    Monique Leyrac, Canadian singer and actress
  • 1947
    Sandie Shaw, English singer
  • 1980
    Gary Majewski, baseball pitcher
  • 1983
    Jerome Harrison, American football player
  • 1991
    CL (singer), South Korean singer/rapper (2NE1)
  • 1993
    Taylor Dooley, American actress

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