Events that occurred on 26 February.
 On Earth
- 1972 - Actor Keith Ferguson is born.
- 1973 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to Stefan Petterson.
- 2001 - Philologist Brian Miller, student and friend of J.R.R. Tolkien, dies.
- 2007 - Battlelore's fourth album Evernight is released.
- 2010 - The fan film Wings Over Arda: The First Age is released.
 In Arda
- T.A. 3019:
- The breaking of the Fellowship of the Ring:
- In Edoras, Éomer hears of the descent of the Orcband from the Emyn Muil.