February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 308 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about February 26th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 26th in history!
Table of Contents
- National Pistachio Day
- For Pete’s Sake Day
- National Tell A Fairy Tale Day
- Levi Strauss Day
- National Carpe Diem Day
- Open That Bottle Night Day
What Happened On This Day – February 26
1993: A car bomb explodes below the World Trade Center in New York
The attack was carried out by a group of Islamist militants. 6 people died in the blast.
1991: The world’s first web browser is presented to the public
The browser “WorldWideWeb” (later renamed “Nexus”) was developed by Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist best known as the inventor of the internet.
1920: The first German Expressionist film is premiered
“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” by Robert Wiene is considered one of the best silent films of the horror genre.
1917: The world’s first jazz record is created
The “Original Dixieland Jass Band” recorded “Livery Stable Blues” for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.
1909: A color motion picture is shown to the general public for the first time
A series of 21 short Kinemacolor films were presented at the Palace Theatre in London.
Albert Einstein posing for a portrait painting.
1916: A boy between two mounted lobsters caught off the New Jersey coast. 1916
1945: A crowded ship bringing American troops back to New York Harbor, 1945.
Births On This Day, February 26
1954: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish politician, 25th Prime Minister of Turkey
1932: Johnny Cash, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor
1928: Ariel Sharon, Israeli general, politician, 11th Prime Minister of Israel
1852: John Harvey Kellogg, American surgeon, co-created Corn flakes
1802: Victor Hugo, French author, poet, playwright
Deaths On This Day, February 26
1994: Bill Hicks, American comedian
1989: Roy Eldridge, American trumpet player
1981: Robert Aickman, English author
1966: Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian politician
1821: Joseph de Maistre, French diplomat