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What Happened on February 26th This Day in History

Year Name
2021 A total of 279 female students aged between 10 and 17 are kidnapped by bandits in the Zamfara kidnapping in Zamfara State, Nigeria.
2019 Indian Air Force fighter-jets targeted Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist training camps in Balakot.
2013 A hot air balloon crashes near Luxor, Egypt, killing 19 people.
2012 A train derails in Burlington, Ontario, Canada killing at least three people and injuring 45.
2012 Seventeen-year-old African-American student Trayvon Martin is shot to death by neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman in an altercation in Sanford, Florida.
2008 The New York Philharmonic performs in Pyongyang, North Korea; this is the first event of its kind to take place in North Korea.
1995 The UK's oldest investment banking institute, Barings Bank, collapses after a rogue securities broker Nick Leeson loses $1.4 billion by speculating on the Singapore International Monetary Exchange using futures contracts.
1993 World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing six and injuring over a thousand people.
1992 First Nagorno-Karabakh War: Khojaly Massacre: Armenian armed forces open fire on Azeri civilians at a military post outside the town of Khojaly leaving hundreds dead.
1987 Iran–Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.
1980 Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations.
1979 The Superliner railcar enters revenue service with Amtrak.
1971 U.N. Secretary-General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.
1966 Apollo program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket.
1960 A New York-bound Alitalia airliner crashes into a cemetery in Shannon, Ireland, shortly after takeoff, killing 34 of the 52 persons on board.
1952 Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.
1945 World War II: US troops reclaim the Philippine island of Corregidor from the Japanese.
1936 In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government.
1935 Adolf Hitler orders the Luftwaffe to be re-formed, violating the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.
1935 Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of radar in the United Kingdom.[18]
1929 President Calvin Coolidge signs legislation establishing the 96,000 acres (390 km2) Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
1919 President Woodrow Wilson signs an act of Congress establishing the Grand Canyon National Park.
1914 HMHS Britannic, sister to the RMS Titanic, is launched at Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.
1909 Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.
1876 Japan and Korea sign the Treaty of Kangwha, which grants Japanese citizens extraterritoriality rights in Korea, opens three Korean ports to Japanese trade, and ends Korea's status as a tributary state of Qing dynasty China.
1870 The Beach Pneumatic Transit in New York City, intending as a demonstration for a subway line opens.
1815 Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from exile on the island of Elba.
1794 The first Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen burns down.
1775 The British East India Company factory on Balambangan Island is destroyed by Moro pirates.
1616 Galileo Galilei is formally banned by the Roman Catholic Church from teaching or defending the view that the earth orbits the sun.
1606 The Janszoon voyage of 1605–06 becomes the first European expedition to set foot on Australia, although it is mistaken as a part of New Guinea.
1365 The Ava Kingdom and the royal city of Ava (Inwa) founded by King Thado Minbya.
1266 Battle of Benevento: An army led by Charles, Count of Anjou, defeats a combined German and Sicilian force led by Manfred, King of Sicily. Manfred is killed in the battle and Pope Clement IV invests Charles as king of Sicily and Naples.
747 According to Ptolemy, the epoch (origin) of the Nabonassar Era began at noon on this date.[1] Historians use this to establish the modern BC chronology for dating historic events.
364 Valentinian I is proclaimed Roman emperor.
Famous People Born on February 26

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Year Name
1857 Émile Coué, French psychologist and pharmacist (d. 1926)
1977 Tim Thomas, American basketball player
1786 François Arago, French mathematician and politician, 25th Prime Minister of France (d. 1853)
1922 Bill Johnston, Australian cricketer and businessman (d. 2007)
1908 Jean-Pierre Wimille, French racing driver (d. 1949)
1887 William Frawley, American actor and vaudevillian (d. 1966)
1976 Chad Urmston, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1978 Abdoulaye Faye, Senegalese footballer
1911 Tarō Okamoto, Japanese painter and sculptor (d. 1996)
1971 Max Martin, Swedish-American record producer and songwriter
Famous People Deaths On February 26

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Date Name
1906 Jean Lanfray, Swiss convicted murderer (b. 1874)
1869 Afzal-ud-Daulah, Asaf Jah V, 5th Nizam of Hyderabad State
1930 Mary Whiton Calkins, American philosopher and psychologist (b. 1863)
1887 Anandi Gopal Joshi, First Indian women physician (b. 1865)
1943 Theodor Eicke, German general (b. 1892)
1266 Manfred, King of Sicily (b. 1232)
1945 Sándor Szurmay, Minister of Defence of the Hungarian portion of Austria-Hungary (b. 1860)
1839 Sybil Ludington, American figure of the American Revolutionary War (b. 1761)
2000 George L. Street III, American captain, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1913)
1770 Giuseppe Tartini, Italian violinist and composer (b. 1692)