February 26 is the 57th day of the year. There are 308 days remaining until the end of the year This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).
+ 1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
+ 1919 – President Woodrow Wilson signs an act of Congress establishing the Grand Canyon National Park.
+ 1929 – President Calvin Coolidge signs an executive order establishing the 96,000 acre Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
+ 1966 – Apollo program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket
( Births )
+ 1829 – Levi Strauss, German-American fashion designer, founded Levi Strauss & Co. (d. 1902)
+ 1846 – Buffalo Bill, American soldier and hunter (d. 1917)
+ 1852 – John Harvey Kellogg, American surgeon, co-created Corn flakes (d. 1943)
+ 1866 – Herbert Henry Dow, Canadian-American businessman, founded the Dow Chemical Company (d. 1930)
+ 1916 – Jackie Gleason, American actor and singer (d. 1987)
+ 1920 – Tony Randall, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2004)
+ 1928 – Fats Domino, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2017)
+ 1932 – Johnny Cash, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2003)
+ 1953 – Michael Bolton, American singer-songwriter and actor