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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
- 1909Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.
- 1919President Woodrow Wilson signs an act of the U.S. Congress establishing most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park (see Grand Canyon National Park).
- 1920The first German Expressionist film and early horror movie, Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, premièred in Berlin.
- 1935Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of RADAR in the United Kingdom.
- 1936In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government.
- 1952Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada.
- 1966Vietnam War: The ROK Capital Division of the South Korean Army massacres 380 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam.
- 1980Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations.
- 1993World 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.
Who were born on February 26?
- 1808Nathan Kelley,American architect, active mainly in Ohio, (d. 1871)
- 1852John Harvey Kellogg, American surgeon, advocate of dietary reform (d. 1943)
- 1885Aleksandras Stulginskis, President of Lithuania (d. 1969)
- 1899Max Petitpierre, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1994)
- 1937Hagood Hardy, Canadian musician and composer (d. 1997)
- 1945Mitch Ryder, American musician (The Detroit Wheels)
- 1954Ernst August, Prince of Hanover, heir to the deposed Kingdom of Hanover and husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco
- 1969Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer
- 1973Marshall Faulk, American football player
- 1977Marty Reasoner, American ice hockey player
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