26th February

The events happened on 26th February are :

1815 : Napoleon's escape from Elba : Forced to abdicate as French emperor in 1814, Napoleon escaped from exile on the island of Elba this day in 1815 and, gathering support en route, retook power on his return to Paris on March 20, ushering in the Hundred Days.

1993 : The World Trade Center in New York City was bombed in an act of terrorism, Islamic radicals being later convicted for the crime.

1951 : American novelist James Jones published From Here to Eternity, about the U.S. Army in Hawaii before the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

1919 : The U.S. Congress established Grand Canyon National Park in northwestern Arizona.

1885 : The Berlin West Africa Conference concluded, the major European countries having staked claims to their colonial expansions in Central Africa.

1802 : Victor Hugo, a poet, novelist, and dramatist who was the most important of the French Romantic writers, was born.

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