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Events of 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:

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)

1947 Sandie Shaw (singer)

1982 Li Na (tennis player)

1947 Sandie Shaw (singer)

1953 Michael Bolton (singer)

Michael Bolton

February 26th in History:

1797 Bank of England introduces first pound note.

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

Adolf Hitler

1980 Israel and Egypt establish full diplomatic relations.

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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