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.
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)
- 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.
- 1929President Calvin Coolidge signs an Executive Order establishing the 96,000 acre Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
- 1935Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of RADAR in the United Kingdom.
- 1952Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada.
- 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.
- 1987Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.
- 1992Nagorno-Karabakh War: Khojaly Massacre: Armenian armed forces open fire on Azeri civilians at a military post outside the town of Khojaly leaving hundreds dead.
- 1995The 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.
- 2004Republic of Macedonia President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Who were born on February 26?
- 1361Wenceslaus, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia (d. 1419)
- 1672Antoine Augustine Calmet, French theologian (d. 1757)
- 1746Archduchess Marie Amalie of Austria, duchess of Piacenza (d. 1806)
- 1909King Talal of Jordan (d. 1972)
- 1928Ariel Sharon, 11th Prime Minister of Israel (2001–2006)
- 1939Josephine Tewson, English actress
- 1950Jonathan Cain, American musician (Journey, Bad English, The Babys)
- 1979Pedro Mendes, Portuguese footballer
- 1985Miki Fujimoto, Japanese singer
- 1991CL (singer), South Korean singer/rapper (2NE1)
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