On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1916

Historical Events

  • Germans sink French transport ship Provence II, killing 930

AgreementContract of Interest

Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
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, Israeli composer, born in Novorossiysk, Russia (d. 1994)
  • Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)
1916 Highlights

About February 26, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years and 9 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces