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Tuesday February 26, 2019

February 26: Day of the Week

February 26, 2019 was the 57th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 308 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

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

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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)

  • 364
    Valentinian I is proclaimed Roman Emperor.
  • 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.
  • 1909
    Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.
  • 1917
    The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.
  • 1920
    The first German Expressionist film and early horror movie, Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, premièred in Berlin.
  • 1929
    President Calvin Coolidge signs an Executive Order establishing the 96,000 acre Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
  • 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.
  • 1961
    Hassan II becomes King of Morocco.
  • 1980
    Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations.

Who were born on February 26?

  • 1361
    Wenceslaus, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia (d. 1419)
  • 1861
    King Ferdinand of Bulgaria (d. 1948)
  • 1919
    Mason Adams, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1920
    Danny Gardella, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1924
    Noboru Takeshita, Japanese politician (d. 2000)
  • 1946
    Ahmed H. Zewail, Egyptian chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1977
    Josh Towers, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Song Hye Kyo, South Korean model and actress
  • 1984
    Natalia Lafourcade, Mexican singer
  • 1985
    Miki Fujimoto, Japanese singer

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