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Tuesday February 26, 2019

February 26: Day of the Week

February 26, 2019 is the 57th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 308 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 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.
  • 1929
    President Calvin Coolidge signs an Executive Order establishing the 96,000 acre Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
  • 1935
    Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of RADAR in the United Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.
  • 1992
    Nagorno-Karabakh War: Khojaly Massacre: Armenian armed forces open fire on Azeri civilians at a military post outside the town of Khojaly leaving hundreds dead.
  • 1995
    The 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.
  • 2004
    Republic of Macedonia President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Who were born on February 26?

  • 1361
    Wenceslaus, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia (d. 1419)
  • 1672
    Antoine Augustine Calmet, French theologian (d. 1757)
  • 1746
    Archduchess Marie Amalie of Austria, duchess of Piacenza (d. 1806)
  • 1909
    King Talal of Jordan (d. 1972)
  • 1928
    Ariel Sharon, 11th Prime Minister of Israel (2001–2006)
  • 1939
    Josephine Tewson, English actress
  • 1950
    Jonathan Cain, American musician (Journey, Bad English, The Babys)
  • 1979
    Pedro Mendes, Portuguese footballer
  • 1985
    Miki Fujimoto, Japanese singer
  • 1991
    CL (singer), South Korean singer/rapper (2NE1)

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