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February 26th

February 26th is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 308 days remaining until the end of the year (309 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about February 26th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on February 26th

1774 Major-General William Farquhar (first British Resident and Commandant of Singapore)

1802 Victor Hugo (author)

1829 Levi Strauss (founded Levi Strauss!)

1846 Buffalo Bill Cody (soldier, hunter, showman)

Buffalo Bill Cody

1908 Tex Avery (cartoonist)

1909 Fanny Cradock (food writer and broadcaster)

1916 Jackie Gleason (actor, comedian, writer, composer)

1918 Theodore Sturgeon (author)

1928 Fats Domino (musician)

1928 Ariel Sharon (Israeli Prime Minister, General)

1932 Johnny Cash (singer)

Johnny Cash

1933 James Goldsmith (businessman, politician)

1947 Sandie Shaw (singer)

1957 Ainsley Harriot (chef, TV presenter)

1947 Sandie Shaw (singer)

1953 Michael Bolton (singer)

Michael Bolton

1956 Michel Houllebecq (author)

1969 Steve Bell (cartoonist)

1982 Li Na (tennis player)

February 26th in History

1616 Galileo Galilei is banned by the Roman Catholic Church for defending the view that the Earth goes around the Sun.

1794 The first Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen burns down.

1797 Bank of England introduces first pound note.

1815 Napoleon ecapes from Elba.

1909 The first successful color motion picture process is shown in London.

1935 Adolf Hitler orders the Luftwaffe (German airforce) to be formed, violating the Treaty of Versailles.

Adolf Hitler

1971 U Thant (Secretary General of the United Nations) signs the proclamation declaring the vernal equinox as Earth Day.

Earth Day

1980 Israel and Egypt establish full diplomatic relations.

1987 Tower Commission rebukes US President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his staff in the Iran-Contra affair.

Ronald Reagan

1993 First World Trade Center bombing. Terrorists detonate bomb in an underground car park.

World Trade Center

1995 Barings Bank collapses after Nick Leeson loses $1.4 billion speculating on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

2001 The Taliban destroy two giant Buddha statues in Afghanistan.

February 26th is also

Liberation Day ({Kuwait)

Saviour's Day (Nation of Islam)


People born on February 26th are Pisces


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