What Happened on February 26, 1802

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestVictor Hugo

Victor Hugo, French author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables), born in Besançon, France (d. 1885)

Author Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo

Famous Deaths

  • Esek Hopkins, American Revolutionary War admiral and Commander in Chief of the Continental Navy, dies at 83