On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1909

Historical Events

  • Austria and Turkey conclude an agreement in which Turkey recognizes Austria's 1908 annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is to receive compensation

Famous Birthdays

  • Chauncey Haughton, American jazz clarinetist, and saxophonist (Blanche Calloway; Chick Webb; Cab Calloway), born in Chestertown, Maryland (d. 1989)
  • Fanny Cradock, English TV Chef and food critic, born in Leytonstone, England (d. 1994)
  • King Talal of Jordan (d. 1972)
1909 Highlights

About February 26, 1909

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces