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Wednesday February 26, 2020

February 26: Day of the Week

February 26, 2020 was the 57th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 309 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

February 2020
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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.
  • 1794
    The first Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen burns down.
  • 1909
    Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: United States Army forces capture the town of Al Busayyah.
  • 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.

Who were born on February 26?

  • 1858
    Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (d. 1917)
  • 1911
    Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (d. 1996)
  • 1920
    Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (d. 2006)
  • 1926
    H.M., Henry Gustav Molaison, the amnesiac patient (d. 2008)
  • 1928
    Monique Leyrac, Canadian singer and actress
  • 1937
    Paul Dickson, American football player and coach (d. 2011)
  • 1954
    Ernst August, Prince of Hanover, heir to the deposed Kingdom of Hanover and husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco
  • 1956
    Keisuke Kuwata, Japanese singer
  • 1959
    Rolando Blackman, American basketball player
  • 1980
    Gary Majewski, baseball pitcher

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