February 26 in History
1815February 26, 1815:
Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba Island, where he had been sent on exile in 1814.
1839February 26, 1839:
The Grand National Steeplechase is held for the first time at the Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England.
1919February 26, 1919:
The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is established by the United States Congress.
1929February 26, 1929:
An act of Congress establishes the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
1951February 26, 1951:
“From Here to Eternity”, a book about the presence of the US Army in Hawaii prior to the Pearl Harbor attack is published by James Jones, an American novelist.
1979February 26, 1979:
The short-lived television sitcom, “Flatbush” premieres on CBS.
1993February 26, 1993:
The World Trade Centre in New York City is bombed by Islamist terrorists.
2009February 26, 2009:
NFL quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen tie the knot in a church ceremony in Santa Monica.
2012February 26, 2012:
Unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is shot to death by George Zimmerman, a Sanford, Florida neighbourhood watch volunteer.
- February 26, 2012:
The French silent film, “The Artist” grabs five awards at the Oscars.