On This Day — February 26th
February 26th is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 308 days remaining until the end of the year (309 in leap years). 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).
1616 – Galileo Galilei is formally banned by the Roman Catholic Church from teaching or defending the view that the earth orbits the sun.
1909 – Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.
1914 – HMHS Britannic, sister to the RMS Titanic, is launched at Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.
1935 – Adolf Hitler orders the Luftwaffe to be re-formed, violating the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.
1993 – In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing six and injuring over a thousand.
Singer-Songwriter Michael Bolton turns 65
Hacksaw Ridge Actress Teresa Palmer turns 32
Singer Juliet Simms turns 32
Actor Danny Mac turns 30
Emmerdale Actress Charley Webb turns 30