Monday February 26, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

February 26: Day of the Week

February 26, 2024 was the 57th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 309 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.

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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.

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.
1815
Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
1936
In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government.
1946
Finnish observers report the first of many thousands of sightings of ghost rockets.
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.
1971
U.N. Secretary General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.
1972
The Buffalo Creek Flood caused by a burst dam kills 125 in West Virginia.
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?

1802
Victor Hugo, French writer (d. 1885)
1882
Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral (d. 1968)
1922
Karl Aage Præst, Danish football player
1930
Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (d. 2005)
1933
James Goldsmith, Anglo-French businessman (d. 1997)
1945
Giannis Ioannidis, Greek basketball coach and politician
1958
Greg Germann, American actor
1983
Pepe, Brazilian born Portuguese football player
1985
Diego Ribas da Cunha, Brazilian footballer
1991
CL (singer), South Korean singer/rapper (2NE1)

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