On This Day

What Happened on February 26, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb
  • Radio Orange calls for March 1 day of prayer in Dutch Indies
  • Werner Heisenberg, a principal scientist in the German nuclear weapons program, delivers a lecture to Nazi officials about extracting energy from nuclear fission

Famous Birthdays

  • Adriaan van Dis, Dutch author (Nathan Sid, In Africa), born in Bergen aan Zee, Netherlands