26 February: 26th February is an action-packed day as a lot happened on this day in history.
To keep you updated with the history of this day, we share with you what special day is today. Read on to find out!
What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 26 February
- In 1848, the second French Republic was proclaimed.
- The New York Museum of Science and Industry was incorporated in 1914.
- In 1993, first deadliest terrorist attack was carried out bombing World Trade Center, New York in which 6 people were killed and over thousand were injured.
Birth Anniversaries (26 February)
- In 1802, one of the greatest French poets of all time, Victor Hugo was born on this day.
- In 1814, French geologist Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville was born.
- In 1858, Russian psychiatrist Vladimir Serbsky was born.
- In 1909, King Talal of Jordan was born.
- In 1928, American pianist and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music, Fats Domino was born.
Death Anniversaries (26 February)
- In 1814, Swedish sculptor Johan Tobias Sergel died at the age of 73.
- In 1887, one of the first Indian female physicians, Anandi Gopalrao Joshi died on this day.
- In 1933, Spanish conductor and composer Antoni Nicolau died at the age of 74.
- In 1966, Indian politician Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, popularly known as ‘Veer Savarkar’ died on this day.
- In 1971, Czech composer Josef Berg died at the age of 43.
What Special Day is Today: 26 February
- Carpe Diem Day is celebrated in the United States of America.
- Tell A Fairy Tale Day is observed in many countries across the globe.
- National Pistachio Day is celebrated in the United States of America.
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