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Monday February 26, 2018

February 26: Day of the Week

February 26, 2018 was the 57th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 308 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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

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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)

  • 1815
    Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
  • 1876
    Japan and Korea sign a treaty granting Japanese citizens extraterritoriality rights, opening three ports to Japanese trade, and ending Korea’s status as a tributary state of Qing Dynasty China.
  • 1909
    Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.
  • 1920
    The first German Expressionist film and early horror movie, Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, premièred in Berlin.
  • 1935
    Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of RADAR in the United Kingdom.
  • 1961
    Hassan II becomes King of Morocco.
  • 1966
    Vietnam War: The ROK Capital Division of the South Korean Army massacres 380 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam.
  • 1980
    Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations.
  • 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?

  • 1740
    Giambattista Bodoni, Italian publisher and engraver (d. 1813)
  • 1846
    William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, American frontiersman (d. 1917)
  • 1900
    Fritz Wiessner, American mountaineer of German descent (d. 1988)
  • 1912
    Dane Clark, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1919
    Mason Adams, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1928
    Anatoly Filipchenko, Soviet cosmonaut
  • 1945
    Mitch Ryder, American musician (The Detroit Wheels)
  • 1953
    Michael Bolton, American singer
  • 1958
    Karen Berger, American comic book editor
  • 1977
    Marty Reasoner, American ice hockey player

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