February 26 is the 57th day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. There are 308 days left until the end of the year. In the 20th and 21st centuries, this day corresponds to February 13 of the Julian calendar.
February 26 – World Pistachio Day / photo pixabay.com
On this day, the world celebrates International Leisure Day, World Pistachio Day, and International Anti-Bullying Day.
In the USA – No Straw Day, Storytelling Day, Thermos Day, Personal Chef Day, in China – Yuanxiao Lantern Festival, in Israel – Purim Carnival Holiday, in Taiwan – Tourism Day, in Azerbaijan – Memorial Day to the victims of Khojaly, in Thailand – Cooperative Day, “Makha Bucha” Holiday (it is also celebrated in Cambodia and Laos), in Kuwait – Liberation Day, in Sri Lanka – Navam Poya Full Moon Day, in Norway – Ice Music Festival .
Commemorative dates of February 26, anniversaries and events
On this day in 1852, the British frigate “Birkenhead” sank near the Cape of Good Hope, 454 people died.
In 1878, the French philologist Emile Littre coined the term “microbe”. He did this at the request of the scientist Charles Emmanuel Sedillo to give an appropriate name to microorganisms.
On February 26, 1936, the first “people’s” car “Volkswagen” was released in Stuttgart, Germany / photo REUTERS
In 1917, the first jazz gramophone record was recorded in the New York studio of the Victor company.
In 1919, in the USA, in the state of Arizona, the Grand Canyon was founded – the first national park.
In 1930, one of the bosses of the American mafia, Tom Raine, was killed in New York. Thus began the greatest history of the United States, the war of mafia clans.
In 1935, the inventor, Scottish physicist Robert Watson-Watt conducted the first tests of the “Radar” device.
On February 26, 1936, the first “people’s” car “Volkswagen” was released in Stuttgart, Germany. The story is as follows: car designer, industrialist Ferdinand Porsche, having organized the “Porsche Design Bureau” in March 1931, engaged in the development of car, airplane, and ship engines. Porsche’s dream was to create a car that would be affordable to the broadest segments of the population. The Nazis, who came to power, made an order that allowed Porsche to realize his dream. In 1937, “Volkswagen” was put into mass production. It was decided to build the largest car factory in Germany for mass production. Its construction was started in 1938 in Wolfsburg. In its original form, the factory existed until 1944. During the war, it was almost completely destroyed by American aircraft. The restoration of the plant in the post-war years was undertaken by the British government, which in 1945 gave the Volkswagen company an order for the production of 20,000 cars. 27 years after the end of World War II, Volkswagen became the best-selling car. Ferdinand Porsche, as the proud father of his invention, traveled with the car from the first drawings to world popularity. In 1955, a solemn ceremony was held on the occasion of the release of the millionth Volkswagen.
In 1954, the first phototypewriter appeared in the USA.
In 1955, North American test pilot George Smith made the first successful ejection at supersonic speed in the history of aviation.
In 1995, one of the oldest English banks – “Barings”, founded in 1762 by Francis Baring – suffered a financial collapse. The bank’s clients were members of the royal family and Queen Elizabeth II herself.
In 2004, the Parliament of the European Union adopted a declaration in which it officially recognized Stalin’s deportation of the Chechen people on February 23, 1944 as an act of genocide.
What a church holiday today
On February 26, the church honors the memory of Martinian of Caesarea / photo ua.depositphotos.com
On February 26, the Orthodox Church honors the memory of Martinian of Caesarea. The people pray to him that he frees from temptations and helps save the family. The people called the day Martinianov, or “Bright Day”.
What can’t be done today
It is not recommended to engage in financial affairs, borrow and make large purchases. It is desirable to carry out general cleaning in the house. You can’t embroider, knit and sew, in general do everything related to threads.
Signs for February 26
Weather signs have existed since ancient times.
– what is the weather like on this day, what will spring be like;
– the snow does not melt – the spring will be cold;
– frost – the summer will be hot.
February 26, the name day
Name days of Zoya, Fotinia, Svitlana, Simeon, Stefan, Vera, Anna, Ivan, Mykhailo, Vasyl, Pavlo, Yevgeny and Volodymyr.