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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 364Valentinian I is proclaimed Roman Emperor.
- 1794The first Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen burns down.
- 1815Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
- 1876Japan 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 1971U.N. Secretary General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.
- 1987Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.
- 1991Gulf War: United States Army forces capture the town of Al Busayyah.
Who were born on February 26?
- 1587Stefano Landi, Italian composer (d. 1639)
- 1746Archduchess Marie Amalie of Austria, duchess of Piacenza (d. 1806)
- 1908Tex Avery, American cartoonist (d. 1980)
- 1945Marta Kristen, Norwegian actress
- 1958Michel Houellebecq, French novelist
- 1967Currie Graham, Canadian actor
- 1977Marty Reasoner, American ice hockey player
- 1985Gee Atherton, British cyclist
- 1986Juliet Simms, guitarist and singer (Automatic Loveletter)
- 1992Mikael Granlund, Finnish ice hockey player
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