26 February

26 February

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

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • 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

Historic Events

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

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.

A crowded ship bringing American troops back to New York Harbor, 1945. (Zoom it)

Famous Birthdays

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

Heartbreaking Deaths

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


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *