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February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 308 days remaining, 309 in leap years. Look up January in Wiktionary, the free dictionary January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Look up February in Wiktionary, the free dictionary February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Look up March in Wiktionary, the free dictionary March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of every year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 2006 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → 28 February 2006 (Tuesday) Al Askari Mosque bombing: Sixty-eight people have been killed so far today in Baghdad, Iraq. ... February 26, 2005 For the first time in his 26-year papacy, Pope John Paul II, who is ill, will not bless the faithful at the weekly Angelus prayer service and will instead follow the service from his hospital room. ... February 26, 2004 IDF soldiers fire against protesters against the Israeli West Bank barrier killing two and injuring 60, several of them seriously. ... February 26, 2003 Daniel Libeskinds design is announced as the winner and future occupant of the former World Trade Center site. ... The Gregorian calendar is the calendar that is used nearly everywhere in the world. ... A leap year (or intercalary year) is a year containing an extra day or month in order to keep the calendar year in sync with an astronomical or seasonal year. ...

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Centuries: 9th century BC - 8th century BC - 7th century BC Decades: 790s BC 780s BC 770s BC 760s BC 750s BC - 740s BC - 730s BC 720s BC 710s BC 700s BC 690s BC Events and trends February 26 747 BC - Nabonassar becomes king of Assyria 747 BC - Meles becomes king... In chronology, an epoch is an instant chosen as the origin of a particular time scale. ... Claudius Ptolemaeus (Greek: ; ca. ... Nabonassar (also Nabonasser, Nabu-nasir, Nebo-adon-Assur or Nabo-n-assar) was a king of Assyria, who founded the Chaldean and Babylonian kingdom. ... Events February 28 - Valentinian I is elected Roman emperor by the army. ... Medallion of Valentinian I. Solidus minted by Valens in ca. ... Roman Emperor is the term historians use to refer to rulers of the Roman Empire, after the epoch conventionally named the Roman Republic. ... For broader historical context, see 1260s and 13th century. ... The Battle of Benevento was fought in Southern Italy on February 26, 1266, where the invading Angevin forces led by Charles, the Count of Anjou, overcame a combined German-Sicilian force led by Manfred of Sicily. ... Charles I (March 1227 (or 1226) - January 7, 1285) was the posthumous (or born ten months before fathers death: sources suggest two possible birth years) son of King Louis VIII of France by Blanche of Castile. ... Look up Count in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Countess redirects here. ... Anjou is a former county (c. ... Sicilian disambiguates here; see also Sicilian language or Sicilian Defence. ... Look up king in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A king may be: A male monarch, or head of state Germanic king for the origins of the word king and for the traditional kings of Germanic countries High king or King of Kings King (chess), the most important piece in the... Manfred (c. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Manfred, a dramatic poem Manfred is a dramatic poem written in 1816-1817 by Lord Byron; it contains supernatural elements, in keeping with the popularity of the ghost story in England at the time. ... Clement IV, né Gui Faucoi le Gros ( Guy Foulques the Fat or Guido le Gros) (Saint-Gilles-du-Gard, November 23, year uncertain – Viterbo, November 29, 1268), was elected Pope February 5, 1265, in a conclave held at Perugia that took four months, while cardinals argued over whether to call... List of nobility having Charles as first name Austria Archduke Charles Charles I of Austria Belgium Charles, Prince of Belgium Bohemia Karel I, King of Bohemia Karel II, King of Bohemia Karel III, King of Bohemia Burgundy Charles the Bold France Charles I of France (Charlemagne) Charles I, Holy Roman... Look up king in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A king may be: A male monarch, or head of state Germanic king for the origins of the word king and for the traditional kings of Germanic countries High king or King of Kings King (chess), the most important piece in the... Sicilian disambiguates here; see also Sicilian language or Sicilian Defence. ... Naples panorama Naples (Italian Napoli, Neapolitan Napule, from Greek Νέα Πόλις - Néa Pólis - meaning New City; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is the largest city in southern Italy and capital of Campania Region and the Province of Naples. ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Copenhagen (Danish: København) is the capital of Denmark, and the name of the municipality (Danish, kommune) in which it resides. ... 1797 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 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The National Currency Act was signed into law on 26 February 1863 by president Abraham Lincoln. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... Pneumatics, from the Greek πνευματικός (pneumatikos, coming from the wind) is the use of pressurized gases to do work in science and technology. ... Metro is: a general term, synonymous with rapid transit, subway or underground, for an urban underground rail public transit system (see list of rapid transit systems); any of several specific public transport systems, including: Bi-State Development Agency in Missouri and Illinois, d/b/a Metro since 2003 Buffalo Metro... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... For more coverage of cricket, go to the Cricket portal. ... George Lohmann (born June 2, 1865; died December 1, 1901) is regarded as one the greatest bowlers of all time. ... Darren Gough bowling A bowler in the sport of cricket is usually a player whose speciality is bowling. ... Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Congress in Joint Session. ... The Grand Canyon, as seen from river-level The Grand Canyon from inside For other Grand Canyons see Grand Canyon (disambiguation). ... The parks of the United States National Park system are one type of protected area in the United States and are operated by the U.S. National Park Service. ... Grand Canyon National Park is one of Americas oldest national parks and is located in Arizona. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park located in western Wyoming, south of Yellowstone National Park. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Deutsche Luftwaffe or (help· info) (German: Air Arm, IPA: [luftvafÉ™]) is the commonly used term for the German air force. ... Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt, FRS (April 13, 1892–December 5, 1973), is considered by many to be the inventor of radar. (Radar development was first started elsewhere - see History of radar). ... M*A*S*H , see Corporal Walter (Radar) OReilly. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The February 26 Incident (二・二六事件 Ni-niroku jiken) was an uprising against the Japanese government that took place in 1936. ... A coup détat, or simply a coup, is the sudden overthrow of a government, usually done by a small group that just replaces the top power figures. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Nazism. ... Location of the concentration camp in the Czech Republic Gate Concentration camp Theresienstadt was a concentration camp set up by the Gestapo in the fortress and garrison city Terezín (German name Theresienstadt), located in what is now the Czech Republic. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister A Prime Minister is a politician who serves as the head of the executive branch of government in a parliamentary system. ... The Right Honourable Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician, best known as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 km (11 mi) above the epicenter. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 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A large number of international organizations and other bodies have a Secretary General or Secretary-General as their chief administrative officers or in other administrative capacities. ... Maha Thray Sithu U Thant (January 22, 1909 – November 25, 1974) was a Burmese diplomat and the third Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1961 to 1971. ... The United Nations (UN) is an international organization that describes itself as a global association of governments facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity. ... Earth flag Earth Day is a name used by two different observances held annually in the (northern) spring, both intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earths fragile environment. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... Aerial View of Buffalo Creek area taken the day after impoundment dam #3 failed. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 41st 62,809 km² 210 km 385 km 0. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Penn Warren (April 24, 1905 - September 15, 1989) was an American poet and novelist. ... A Poet Laureate is a poet officially appointed by a government and often expected to compose poems for state occasions and other government events. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Iran-Contra Affair (also known as Irangate) was a mid-1980s political scandal in the United States. ... Commissioned on November 26, 1986 by President Reagan, the Tower Commission was in response to the Iran Contra scandal. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... This article is about the year. ... Sandinista! is also the name of a popular music album by The Clash. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir Tim Berners-Lee Sir Tim (Timothy John) Berners-Lee, KBE (TimBL or TBL) (b. ... WorldWideWeb was the worlds first web browser and WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) HTML editor. ... It has been suggested that Comparison of web browsers be merged into this article or section. ... Combatants U.S.-led coalition Iraq Commanders Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. ... Location of Baghdad within Iraq Buh-Buh-Buh-Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Province. ... Saddam Hussein in a propaganda picture Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti, (Arabic ), born April 28, 1937 , was the President of Iraq from 1979 until he was captured by U.S. troops on December 13th, 2003, following the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The aftermath of the bombing. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... The World Trade Center in New York City (sometimes informally referred to as the WTC) was a complex of seven buildings designed by Japanese-American architect Minoru Yamasaki and leased by Larry Silverstein from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey around a central plaza, near the south... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Barings Bank, previously known as Baring Brothers & Co. ... Nicholas Leeson (born February 25, 1967) is an English former derivatives trader whose actions caused the collapse of Barings Bank, the United Kingdoms oldest investment bank. ... SIMEX is the Singapore Monetary Exchange, a stock trading institution in Singapore. ... 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Turin (Italian: ; Piedmontese: Turin) is a major industrial city in north-western Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the west bank of the Po River. ...

Births

Events Founding of the University of Pavia, Italy. ... Wenceslaus (German: Wenzel; sometimes known as the Drunkard, Czech: Václav IV) of the house of Luxembourg (born February 26, 1361, died August 16, 1419) succeeded his father Charles IV as Holy Roman Emperor (ruled 1378 - 1400) and as king of Bohemia (ruled 1378 - 1419). ... Events January 19 - Hundred Years War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England which brings Normandy under the control of England. ... Events March 27 — Naples bans kissing in public under the penalty of death June 22 — Fort Caroline, the first French attempt at colonizing the New World September 10 — The Battle of Kawanakajima Ottoman Turks invade Malta Modern pencil becomes common in England Conquistadors crossed the Pacific Spanish founded a colony... An anonymous portrait, often believed to show Christopher Marlowe. ... Events May 18 - Playwright Thomas Kyds accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe. ... 1587 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar. ... Stefano Landi (baptized February 26, 1587 – October 28, 1639) was an Italian composer and teacher of the early Baroque Roman School. ... Events January 14 - Connecticuts first constitution, the Fundamental Orders, is adopted. ... Events May 9 - Thomas Blood, disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. ... Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (February 26, 1671 – February 4, 1713), was an English politician, philosopher and writer. ... // Events April 11 - War of the Spanish Succession: Treaty of Utrecht June 23 - French residents of Acadia given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia Canada first Orrery built by George Graham Ongoing events Great Northern War (1700-1721) War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713... Events England, France, Munster and Cologne invade the United Provinces, therefore this name is know as ´het rampjaar´ (the disaster year) in the Netherlands. ... Antoine Augustine Calmet (February 26, 1672 – October 25, 1757) was a French Benedictine born in Mesnil-la-Horgne. ... 1757 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... // Events August 1 - George, elector of Hanover becomes King George I of Great Britain. ... James Hervey (February 26, 1714 - December 25, 1758), English divine, was born at Hardingstone, near Northampton, and was educated at the grammar school of Northampton, and at Lincoln College, Oxford. ... 1758 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... // Events July 24 - Spanish treasure fleet of ten ships under admiral Ubilla leave Havana, Cuba for Spain. ... Claude Adrien Helvétius (February 26, 1715 - December 26, 1771) was a French philosopher and litterateur. ... 1771 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... // Events January 6 - The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings February 11 - Sweden and Prussia sign the (2nd Treaty of Stockholm) declaring peace. ... Gian Francesco Albani (26 February 1720 – 15 September 1803) was a Roman Catholic Cardinal born to a significant religious family in Rome. ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1786 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... François Arago François Jean Dominique Arago (February 26, 1786 – October 2, 1853) was a French mathematician, physicist, astronomer, and politician. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Emile_Clapeyron Benoit Paul Émile Clapeyron (February 26, 1799 - January 28, 1864) was an French engineer and physicist, considered as one of the founders of thermodynamics. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... --69. ... Victor-Marie Hugo. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1808 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Honoré Daumier (portrait by Nadar) Honoré Daumier (1808 – 1879) was a French caricaturist and painter. ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville (February 26, 1814 – October 10, 1876) was a geologist and meteorologist. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Alternative meaning: Claude L vi-Strauss, the French anthropologist. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Buffalo Bill Cody Buffalo Bill (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was born William Frederick Cody in the American state of Iowa, near Le Claire. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Émile Coué (born in Troyes, France, 26 February 1857 of old noble Breton stock; died 2 July 1926 in Nancy, France) was a French psychologist and pharmacist who introduced a method of psychotherapy, healing, and self-improvement, based on autosuggestion or self-hypnosis. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Ferdinand Maximilan Charles Leopold Marie, Ferdinand of Bulgaria (February 26, 1861 - September 10, 1948) was monarch of Bulgaria as well as an author, botanist and philatelist. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya (Russian: , scientific transliteration Nadežda Konstantinovna Krupskaja; 26 February (O.S. 14 February) 1869 - February 27, 1939) was a Russian Marxist revolutionary. ... Vladimir Ilyich Lenin ( Russian: Влади́мир Ильи́ч Ле́нин  listen?), original surname Ulyanov (Улья́нов) ( April 22 (April 10 ( O.S.)), 1870 – January 21, 1924), was a Russian revolutionary, the leader of the Bolshevik party, the first Premier of the Soviet Union, and the founder of the ideology of Leninism. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Frank Bridge (February 26, 1879 – January 10, 1941) was an English composer. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Husband Edward Kimmel (February 26, 1882 - May 14, 1958) was an admiral in the United States Navy. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Aleksandras Stulginskis (February 26, 1885 in Kutaliai, Lithuania-September 22, 1969) was the second President of Lithuania (1920-1926). ... Early Lithuania The Grand Duchy of Lithuania Title: Kunigaikštis or Didysis Kunigaikštis (The Great Duke in Lithuanian) Mindaugas, 1238-1263 also crowned as a King Treniota, 1263-1264 Vaišvilkas (Vaišelga, Vaishyalga, Vaišalgas), 1264-1267 Švarnas (Svarnas, Shvarno), 1267-1269 Traidenis, 1269-1281 Daumantas, 1281-1285 Butigeidis, 1285-1291 Butvydas, 1291... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... Grover Cleveland Alexander of the Philadelphia Phillies in 1915. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... William Frawley William Frawley (born February 26, 1887 in Burlington, Iowa - March 3, 1966 in Hollywood, California) began in vaudeville and as a screen actor, with well over a hundred films to his credit, but gained greater fame on the television shows I Love Lucy and My Three Sons. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Ivor Armstrong Richards (February 26, 1893-1979) was an influential literary critic and rhetorician. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Albert Anastasia (1902-1957) Albert Anastasia (February 26, 1902–October 25, 1957), also known as the Mad Hatter and Lord High Executioner, was a Mafia boss chiefly remembered for running the contract-killing syndicate known as Murder, Inc. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Giulio Natta (February 26, 1903 – May 2, 1979) was an Italian chemist. ... This is a list of Nobel Prize laureates in Chemistry from 1901 to the present day. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Dub Taylor (February 26, 1907—October 3, 1994) was a prolific American character actor who worked extensively in Westerns. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Frederick Bean Fred/Tex Avery (February 26, 1908 – August 26, 1980) was an animator, cartoonist, and director, famous for producing animated cartoons during the Golden Age of Hollywood. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Jean-Pierre Wimille (February 26, 1908 - January 28, 1949) was a Grand Prix motor racing driver. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... King Talal bin Abdullah (February 26, 1909 – July 7, 1972) was King of Jordan from July 20, 1951 until forced to abdicate due to health reasons (he suffered from schizophrenia) on August 11, 1952. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Actor Aldas record release of Italian songs Robert Alda (born Alphonso Giuseppe Giovanni Roberto DAbruzzo on February 26, 1914, died May 3, 1986) was an Italian-American actor. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 - The Royal Army Medical Corps first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... Jackie Gleason and Audrey Meadows in a staged publicity shot for The Honeymooners. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Theodore Sturgeon (February 26, 1918 – May 8, 1985) was an American science fiction author. ... This article is about the year. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Mason Adams (February 26, 1919 – April 26, 2005) was a character actor born in Brooklyn, New York to a Jewish family. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hendrika Wilhelmina Rie Mastenbroek (February 26, 1919 - November 6, 2003) was a Dutch swimmer and a triple Olympic champion. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... Randall in 2003 Tony Randall (February 26, 1920 – May 17, 2004) was an American actor. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Betty Hutton Betty Hutton, (born Elizabeth June Thornburg on February 26, 1921 in Battle Creek, Michigan) is a former American actress and singer. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Tom Kennedy (born James Narz February 16, 1927, in Louisville, Kentucky) is a television game show host who had his greatest fame in the 1960s and 1970s. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Fats Domino Antoine Dominique Fats Domino (born February 26, 1928 in New Orleans, Louisiana), is a classic R&B and rock and roll singer, songwriter and pianist. ... Image:Filipchenko. ... (help· info) (Hebrew: אריאל אריק שרון) (born February 26, 1928) is the eleventh and current Prime Minister of Israel, serving since February 2001. ... The Prime Minister of Israel (Hebrew: ראש הממשלה, Rosh HaMemshala, lit. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Lazar Naumovich Berman (born February 26, 1930 in Leningrad and died February 6, 2005 in Florence) was a Soviet Russian classical pianist. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... John Ray Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was a vastly influential American country music and rock music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... įRobert David Sanders Novak (born February 26, 1931) is an American journalist and political figure. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... Tony Ray-Jones (February 26, 1941 - March 13, 1972) was a British art photographer. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ... Bill Duke (born February 26, 1943) is an American actor and film director. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Marta Kristen born Birgit Annalisa Rusanen on February 26, 1945, in Norway is an American actress best known for her role as the character Judy Robinson in the cult television series Lost in Space. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Ahmed zewail Ahmed Hassan Zewail (Arabic: أحمد زويل) (born February 26, 1946) is an Egyptian chemist, and the winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on femtochemistry. ... This is a list of Nobel Prize laureates in Chemistry from 1901 to the present day. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Sandie Shaw (real name Sandra Ann Goodrich) (born February 26, 1947) was the most successful British girl singer of the 1960s. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article discusses the New Zealand Prime Minister. ... The Prime Minister of New Zealand is New Zealands head of government and is the leader of the party or coalition with majority support in the Parliament of New Zealand. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Harvey Leroy Lee Atwater Harvey Leroy Lee Atwater (February 26, 1951 – March 29, 1991) was an American Republican political consultant and strategist. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Bolton on his Timeless: The Classics, Vol. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan (born February 26, 1954), became Prime Minister of Turkey on March 14, 2003. ... This is a chronological list of every government formed by the Prime Ministers of the Republic of Turkey. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kuwata Keisuke (桑田佳祐, born February 26, 1956) is the musician of a Chigasaki, Kanagawa graduate of Japan, and a singer-songwriter. ... Michel Houellebecq (real name Michel Thomas, born 26 February 1958, on the French island of Réunion) is a controversial, award-winning French novelist. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Joe Mullen is a former ice hockey player in the National Hockey League who played for more than 25 years. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rolando Ro Antonio Blackman (born February 26, 1959 in Panama City, Panama) was an NBA basketball star who spent most of his career with the Dallas Mavericks. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Greg Germann is an actor born February 26, 1962 in Houston, Texas, USA. Best known for his role as Richard Fish in Ally McBeal he has also had roles in numerous movies. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Jack Thomas J.T. Snow (born February 26, 1968 in Long Beach, California) is a Major League Baseball player. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Erykah Badu Erykah Badu (born Erica Abi Wright on February 26, 1971 in Dallas, Texas) is an American R&B/hip hop artist whose work crosses over into jazz. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1973 calendar). ... Marshall William Faulk (born February 26, 1973 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football player in the National Football League. ... Jennifer Thompson (born February 26, 1973), a swimmer, is one of the most decorated Olympians in history, winning twelve medals, including eight golds, while representing the United States of America in the 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 Summer Olympics. ... Ole Gunnar Solskjær (b. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... Sébastien Loeb is a champion rally driver, winner of the World Rally Drivers Championship title in 2004 and 2005, and of a record ten World Rallies in 2005. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Corinne Bailey Rae is an acclaimed British singer who released her eponymous debut album in February 2006. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Natalia Lafourcade (born Natalia Lafourcade Silva on 26 February 1984 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican pop singer and composer. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Taylor Dooley Taylor Marie Dooley (born 26 February 1993 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan) is an American child actress. ...

Deaths

Events King Stephen of England dies at Dover, and is succeeded by his adopted son Henry Plantagenet who becomes King Henry II of England, aged 21. ... Roger II, from Liber ad honorem Augusti of Petrus de Ebulo, 1196. ... // Events Donald III of Scotland comes to the throne of Scotland. ... For broader historical context, see 1260s and 13th century. ... Manfred (c. ... Events October 24 - The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years War. ... Roger de Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March (1328 – February 26, 1360) was an English nobleman and military commander during the Hundred Years War. ... Events Augustiner brew Munich May 1 - Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton - England recognises Scotland as an independent nation after the Wars of Scottish Independence May 12 - Nicholas V is consecrated at St Peters Basilica in Rome by the bishop of Venice. ... Events January 21 - The Swiss Anabaptist Movement was born when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptized each other in the home of Manzs mother on Neustadt-Gasse, Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union. ... Cuauhtémoc (c. ... Events April - War between Henry II of France and Emperor Charles V. Henry invades Lorraine and captures Toul, Metz, and Verdun. ... Heinrich Faber (before 1500 - 26 February 1552) was a German music theorist, composer, and Kantor. ... // Events The Edict of Orleans suspends the persecution of the Huguenots. ... Jorge de Montemayor (or Montemor) (1520? - February 26, 1561), Spanish novelist and poet, of Portuguese descent, was born at Montemor o Velho (near Coimbra), whence he derived his name, the Spanish form of which is Montemayor. ... Events March 17 - formation of the Cathay Company to send Martin Frobisher back to the New World for more gold May 28 - Publication of the Bergen Book, better known as the Solid Declaration of the Formula of Concord, one of the Lutheran confessional writings. ... Erik XIV (December 13, 1533 – February 26, 1577) was King of Sweden from 1560 until he was deposed in 1568. ... Events January 25 - King Henry VIII of England marries Anne Boleyn, his second Queen consort. ... Events March 18 - Sissinios formally crowned Emperor of Ethiopia May 14 - Protestant Union founded in Auhausen. ... John Still (c. ... Events February 22 - Native American Quadequine introduces Popcorn to English colonists. ... William Brade (1560 – February 26, 1630) was an English composer, violinist, and viol player of the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras, mainly active in northern Germany. ... Events February 27 - The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation of Scotland The first tulip bulb was brought from Turkey to the Netherlands. ... Events March 29 - Swedish colonists establish first settlement in Delaware, called New Sweden. ... Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac (October 9, 1581 - February 26, 1638) was a French mathematician born in Bourg-en-Bresse. ... Events March 4 - Charles II of England grants a land charter to William Penn for the area that will later become Pennsylvania. ... Events February 16 - Louis XV of France attains his majority Births February 24 - John Burgoyne, British general (d. ... Thomas DUrfey (Tom Durfey) (1653 - February 26, 1723), was an English writer and wit. ... Events February 2 - New Amsterdam (later renamed New York City) is incorporated. ... Events George Friderich Handel becomes a British subject. ... Maximilian II Emanuel (July 11, 1662 - February 26, 1726) was a Wittelsbach ruler of Bavaria and an elector (Kurfürst) of the Holy Roman Empire. ... Events March 18 – Short-timed experiment of the first public buses holding 8 passengers begins in Paris May 3/May 2 - Catherine of Braganza marries Charles II of England – as part of the dowry, Portugal cedes Bombay and Tangier to England May 9 - Samuel Pepys witnessed a Punch and Judy... 1770 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Giuseppe Tartini. ... Events February 13 - Massacre of Glencoe March 1 - The Salem witch trials begin in Salem Village, Massachusetts Bay Colony with the charging of three women with witchcraft. ... --69. ... French portrait of Commodore Esek Hopkins Esek Hopkins (26 April 1718 – 26 February 1802), was Commander in Chief of the Fleet throughout the American Revolutionary War. ... // Events July 21 - Treaty of Passarowitz signed November 22 - Off the coast of Virginia, English pirate Edward Teach (best known as Blackbeard) is killed in battle when a British boarding party cornered and then shot and stabbed him more than 25 times. ... 1813 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Robert R. Livingston (November 27, 1746 – February 26, 1813), of New York, was a delegate to the New York state constitutional convention and a member of the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence, although he was recalled by his state before he could sign it. ... // Events Catharine de Ricci (born 1522) canonized. ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Prince Frederick Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (26 December 1737 – 26 February 1815), a son of Duke Josias Francis of Coburg (German: Koburg) became a famous general of the Holy Roman Empire. ... Events 12 February — The San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is inaugurated. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Dr. Richard Jordan Gatling (September 12, 1818 – February 26, 1903) was an American inventor, best known for his invention of the Gatling gun, the first successful rapid-repeating fire arm. ... 1818 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1913 (MCMXIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Felix Draeseke, oil portrait by Robert Sterl (1907) Felix August Bernhard Draeseke (October 7, 1835 – February 26, 1913) was a composer of the New German School admiring Liszt and Wagner. ... | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Austrian School economist Carl Menger Carl Menger Carl Menger (February 28, 1840 – February 26, 1921) was the founder of the Austrian School of economics. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Otto Wallach (March 27, 1847 at Königsberg - February 26, 1931 at Göttingen) was a German Chemist who won the Nobel Prize in 1910 for work on alicyclic compounds. ... This is a list of Nobel Prize laureates in Chemistry from 1901 to the present day. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Sultan Mohammed V of Morocco visiting Lawrence Livermore Lab, United States, in 1957 Mohammed V (August 10, 1909–February 26, 1961) was Sultan of Morocco from 1927 to 1953 and 1955 to 1961. ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Veer Savarkar on a stamp issued by Government of India. ... 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... â–¶(?) (Hebrew לֵוִי אֶשְׁכּוֹל ) (Born Levi Skolnick) (Hebrew לֵוִי שְׁקוֹלְנִיק) (October 25, 1895 - February 26, 1969), was the third Prime Minister of Israel from 1963 until his death of a heart attack in 1969. ... The Prime Minister of Israel (Hebrew: ראש הממשלה, Rosh HaMemshala, lit. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Karl Jaspers Karl Theodor Jaspers (February 23, 1883 – February 26, 1969), a German psychiatrist and philosopher, had a strong influence on modern theology, psychiatry and philosophy. ... 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Fernand Joseph Désiré Contandin (May 8, 1903 – February 26, 1971), better known as Fernandel, was a French actor. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Howard Harold Hanson (October 28, 1896 – February 26, 1981) was a composer, conductor and educator from the United States of America. ... 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Tjalling Charles Koopmans (August 28, 1910 – February 26, 1985) was the joint winner, with Leonid Kantorovich, of the 1975 Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. ... The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences (Swe. ... -1... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Constance Ford, in a still from Another World. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Bill Hicks William Melvin Hicks (December 16, 1961 – February 26, 1994), better known as Bill Hicks, was an American stand-up comedian, satirist, and social critic. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jack Clayton (March 1, 1921–February 26, 1995) was a British film director who specialised in bringing literary works to the screen. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... David Fitzgerald Doyle (December 1, 1929 - February 26, 1997), was an American actor, and brother of theatre actress Mary Doyle. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Theodore Schultz, the 1979 winner (jointly with Arthur Lewis) of the Bank of Sweden Prize in the Economic Sciences (also known as the Nobel Prize in Economics) was born 1902 in the United States. ... The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences (Swe. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Lawrence Tierney in Born to Kill (1947) Lawrence Tierney (March 15, 1919 – (February 26, 2002) was an American actor. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shankarrao Bhaurao Chavan (July 14, 1920 - February 26, 2004) was an Indian politician who served two times as Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 1975 until 1977 and from 1986 until 1988. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... Adolf Ehrnrooth (December 6, 1999) Source:Finnish Defence Forces. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Boris (Kiril) Trajkovski (June 25, 1956 - February 26, 2004) (Борис Трајковски in Cyrillic) was a president of the Republic of Macedonia (1999 - 2004). ... The Macedonian Presidency began after the Macedonian declaration of independence on September 18, 1991, and its first president was Kiro Gligorov, the oldest president in the world up until his resignation as president in 1999. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jef Raskin outdoors, photographed by his son, Aza Jef Raskin (March 9, 1943–February 26, 2005) was an American human-computer interface expert best-known for starting the Macintosh project for Apple Computer in the late 1970s. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) is a common year starting on Friday. ...

Holidays and observances

Seat of the Universal House of Justice, governing body of the Baháís in Haifa Israel The Baháí Faith is an emerging global religion founded by Baháulláh, a 19th century Persian exile. ... Known in India as the Lotus Temple, the Baháí House of Worship attracts an average of four million visitors a year (around 13,000 each day). ... The Nation of Islam (NOI) is a religious and socio-political organization founded in the United States by Wallace Fard Muhammad in 1930 with a declared aim of resurrecting the spiritual, mental, social and economic condition of the black men and women of America and the rest of the world. ... Saviors Day is a holiday of the Nation of Islam (NOI). ... Wallace Fard Muhammad (1877-1893? – after 1934) was a preacher and founder of the black nationalist movement the Nation of Islam (NOI), establishing its first mosque in Detroit. ... For other uses, see Allah (disambiguation). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Liberation Day is a day, often a public holiday, that marks the liberation of a place, similar to an independence day. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

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  • The New York Times: On This Day
  • On This Day in Canada

February 25 - February 27 - January 26 - March 26 -- listing of all days February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... Condensed list of historical anniversaries. ...

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