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February 26th, 2005 (February 26 2005)EventHosni Mubarak the president of Egypt orders the constitution changed to allow multi-candidate presidential elections before September 2005 by asking Egyptian parliament to amend Article 76 of the constitution.
February 26th, 2004 (February 26 2004)EventThe United States lifts a ban on travel to Libya, ending travel restrictions to the nation that had lasted for 23 years.
February 26th, 2004 (February 26 2004)EventMacedonian President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
February 26th, 2001 (February 26 2001)EventThe Taliban destroy two giant Buddha statues in Bamyan, Afghanistan.
February 26th, 1995 (February 26 1995)EventThe United Kingdom s oldest investment banking firm, Barings Bank collapses after a securities broker, Nick Leeson, loses $1.4 billion by speculating on the Singapore International Monetary Exchange using futures contracts.Ang Lee Quotes
February 26th, 1993 (February 26 1993)EventWorld Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand.
February 26th, 1991 (February 26 1991)EventGulf War: On Baghdad Radio Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein announces the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait.Saddam Hussein Quotes
February 26th, 1990 (February 26 1990)EventThe Sandinistas are defeated in Nicaraguan elections.
February 26th, 1987 (February 26 1987)EventIran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes American President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.Ronald Reagan Quotes
February 26th, 1986 (February 26 1986)EventPeople Power Revolution in the Philippines.
February 26th, 1984 (February 26 1984)EventUS troops withdraw from Beirut. President Ronald Reagan had sent the troops as a peacekeeping force in August 1982.Ronald Reagan Quotes
February 26th, 1972 (February 26 1972)EventThe Buffalo Creek Flood caused by a burst dam kills 125 in West Virginia.
February 26th, 1971 (February 26 1971)EventSecretary-General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.U Thant Quotes
February 26th, 1970 (February 26 1970)EventNational Public Radio incorporates as a non-profit corporation.
February 26th, 1966 (February 26 1966)EventApollo Program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket
February 26th, 1952 (February 26 1952)EventUnited Kingdom Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces that his nation has an atomic bomb.Winston Churchill Quotes
February 26th, 1936 (February 26 1936)EventIn the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government.
February 26th, 1935 (February 26 1935)EventThe Luftwaffe is re-formed.
February 26th, 1935 (February 26 1935)EventThe Daventry Experiment, Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of RADAR in the United Kingdom.
February 26th, 1929 (February 26 1929)EventThe Grand Teton National Park is created.
February 26th, 1919 (February 26 1919)EventAn act of the U.S. Congress establishes most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park (see Grand Canyon National Park).
February 26th, 1917 (February 26 1917)EventThe Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first ever jazz record for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.
February 26th, 1914 (February 26 1914)EventHMHS Britannic, sister to the Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff, Belfast.
February 26th, 1887 (February 26 1887)EventAt the SCG, George Lohmann becomes the first bowler to take eight wickets in a Test innings.
February 26th, 1885 (February 26 1885)EventThe Berlin Act, which resulted from the Berlin Conference regulating European colonization and trade in Africa, is signed
February 26th, 1870 (February 26 1870)EventIn New York City, the first pneumatic-subway opens.
February 26th, 1863 (February 26 1863)EventU.S. President Abraham Lincoln signs the National Banking Act into law.Abraham Lincoln Quotes
February 26th, 1848 (February 26 1848)EventThe second French Republic is proclaimed.
February 26th, 1815 (February 26 1815)EventNapoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
February 26th, 1797 (February 26 1797)EventThe Bank of England issues the first one-pound and two-pound notes.
February 26th, 1794 (February 26 1794)EventChristiansborg Castle, Copenhagen burns down.
February 26th, 1658 (February 26 1658)EventTreaty of Roskilde: After a devastating defeat in the Northern Wars (1655-1661), the King of Denmark-Norway is forced to give up nearly half his territory to Sweden to save the rest.
February 26th, 1266 (February 26 1266)EventBattle of Benevento: An army led by Charles, Count of Anjou, defeats a combined German and Sicilian force led by King Manfred of Sicily. Manfred is killed in the battle and Pope Clement IV invests Charles as king of Sicily and Naples.
February 26th, 0747 (February 26 0747)EventEpoch (origin) of Ptolemy s Nabonassar Era. Ptolemy Quotes
February 26th, 0364 (February 26 0364)EventValentinian I is proclaimed Roman Emperor.

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