What Happened on February 26, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Germans sink French transport ship Provence II, killing 930

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • Russian troops conquer Kermansjah Persia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jackie Gleason, American comedian (Jackie Gleason Show, Honeymooners), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • Mordecai Seter, composer
  • Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)