Thursday, February 26, 2009
Monday, February 26, 2007
The International Court of Justice finds Serbia guilty of failing to prevent genocide in the Srebrenica massacre, but clears it of direct responsibility and complicity in a case brought forth by Bosnia and Herzegovina. //www.guardian.co.uk/serbia/article/0,,2021764,00.html
Saturday, February 26, 2005
Thursday, February 26, 2004
The President of the Republic of Macedonia Boris Trajkovski died in an airplane accident.
Wednesday, February 26, 2003
An American businessman is admitted to the Vietnam France Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam
, with the first identified case of SARS
doctor Carlo Urbani
reports the unusual, highly contagious disease to WHO
. Both the businessman and doctor later die of the disease.
Sunday, February 26, 1995
Friday, February 26, 1993
Wednesday, February 26, 1992
Tuesday, February 26, 1991
Gulf War: On Baghdad radio, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein announces the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait. Iraqi soldiers set fire to Kuwaiti oil fields as they retreat.
President Bush declares victory over Iraq and orders a cease-fire.
Thursday, February 26, 1987
Wednesday, February 26, 1986
Sunday, February 26, 1984
United States Marines pull out of Beirut, Lebanon.
Monday, February 26, 1979
Thursday, February 26, 1976
Wednesday, February 26, 1975
Monday, February 26, 1973
Edward Heath's British government publishes a Green Paper on prices and incomes policy.
Friday, February 26, 1971
Thursday, February 26, 1970
release the second generation Camaro.
Sunday, February 26, 1967
Wednesday, February 26, 1964
U.S. politician John Glenn
slips on a bathroom rug in his Columbus, Ohio
apartment and hits his head on the bathtub, injuring his left inner ear, and prompting him (later that week) to withdraw from the race for the Democratic Party
Sunday, February 26, 1961
Hassan II is pronounced King of Morocco.
Friday, February 26, 1960
A New York bound Alitalia
airliner crashes into a cemetery at Shannon, Ireland
, shortly after takeoff, killing 34 of the 52 persons on board.
Tuesday, February 26, 1952
United Kingdom Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces that the United Kingdom has an atomic bomb.
Saturday, February 26, 1944
February 26 ndash first US navy captain, Sue S. Dauser
of nurse corps appointed.
Tuesday, February 26, 1929
Wednesday, February 26, 1919
An act of the United States Congress establishes most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park (see Grand Canyon National Park).
Monday, February 26, 1917
The U.S. government releases the plaintext of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public.
Thursday, February 26, 1914
The "Britannic", sister to the "Titanic", is launched at Harland Wolff Shipyards in Belfast.
Friday, February 26, 1897
Saturday, February 26, 1887
Thursday, February 26, 1885
The final act of the Berlin Conference
regulates European colonization and trade in Africa.
Saturday, February 26, 1870
Friday, February 26, 1869
March ndash In Japan
, the daimyo of the Tosa
, Satsuma and Chōshū Domain
s are persuaded to 'return their domains' to the Emperor Meiji
, leading to creation of a fully centralized government in the country.天下
Monday, February 26, 1866
Thursday, February 26, 1863
Idaho Territory is organized by the U.S. Congress.
Sunday, February 26, 1860
White settlers massacred a band of Wiyot Indians at the village of Tuluwat on Indian Island near Eureka, California. At least 60 women, children and elders were killed. Bret Harte, newspaper reporter in Arcata, fed the news to newspapers in San Francisco.
Thursday, February 26, 1846
The Liberty Bell
is cracked while being rung for George Washington's birthday.
Sunday, February 26, 1815
Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
Sunday, February 26, 1797
Wednesday, February 26, 1783
Friday, February 26, 1717
ndash What is now the northeastern United States is paralyzed by a series of blizzards
that bury the region.
Tuesday, February 26, 1658
The peace between Sweden and Denmark is concluded in Roskilde by the Treaty of Roskilde, under which Denmark is forced to cede significant territory.
Sunday, February 26, 1606
Sunday, February 26, 1589
August ndash King James VI of Scotland, the future James I of England, marries Anne of Denmark.
Friday, February 19, 1266 (Julianian calendar)
Battle of Benevento: The army of 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.
In France, the gold écu
and silver grosh
coins are minted for the first time.
July ndash Mary de Ferrers is ordered to surrender land and Liverpool Castle to Edmund, second son of Henry III.
October ndash In England, the Second Barons' War winds down as supporters of the slain rebel leader Simon de Montfort make an offer of peace to the king in the Dictum of Kenilworth after slight modifications to the peace settlement, it is agreed to the following year.
Friday, February 19, 1154 (Julianian calendar)
becomes an autonomous duchy.
The Almohad army conquers the last independent Muslim stronghold in Spain, Grenada, after six years of siege.Gilbert Meynier (2010) "L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518)". Paris: La Découverte pp.88.
Wednesday, February 25, 364 (Julianian calendar)
Valentinian I is proclaimed Emperor by the Roman army. He addresses the soldiers in a speech who threatened to riot.