On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1917

Historical Events

  • 1st Annual fair at Utrecht Harbor (Netherlands)
  • 1st jazz records recorded - "Dixie Jazz Band One Step" and "Livery Stable Blues" by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Russian February Revolution: Tsar Nicolas II orders army to quell civil unrest in Petrograd - army mutinies [NS Mar 11]


Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Taft Jr, American politician (Sen-R-Ohio), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1993)
1917 Highlights

About February 26, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 104 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

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