On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1916

Historical Events

  • Germans sink French transport ship Provence II, killing 930

Contract of Interest

Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

  • Russian troops conquer Kermansjah, Persia

Famous Birthdays

  • (John Herbert) "Jackie" Gleason, American comedian, (The Jackie Gleason Show; The Honeymooners), actor (Requiem For A Heavyweight; The Hustler), composer, and conductor (Music for Lovers Only), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • Mordecai Seter, Israeli composer, born in Novorossiysk, Russia (d. 1994)
  • Ross Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)
1916 Highlights

About February 26, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

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