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26 February

364 – Roman Empire – Flavius Valentinianus Augustus elected Roman Emperor by army.http://www.roman-empire.net/collapse/valentinian-I.html

1233 – China – Siege of Kaifeng ended (Mongol-Jin War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongol_siege_of_Kaifeng

1266 – Italy – Battle of Benevento. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Benevento

1575 – England – Earthquake measuring 5.0Mw, epicentre in West Midlands.

1658 – Denmark – Treaty of Roskilde signed (Second Northern War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Roskilde

1794 – Denmark – Fire at first Chriatianborg Palace. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christiansborg_Palace_(1st)

1846 – Poland – Kraków Uprising ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krak%C3%B3w_Uprising

1876 – Japan/Korea – Treaty of 1876 signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan%E2%80%93Korea_Treaty_of_1876


1909 – UK – First successful colour motion picture process, Kinemacolor, shown at Palace Theatre, London. http://youtu.be/eY2EyLEGsyA http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/objects/QSDX659XRxOCqfyZlaxTnw

1914 – Ireland – HMHS Britannic launched at Harland & Wolff shipyard, Belfast. http://www.titanicandco.com/britannic.html

1919 – USA – Grand Canyon became a National Park. http://www.nps.gov/grca/historyculture/index.htm

1929 – USA – Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming established. http://www.nps.gov/grte/forkids/upload/student_guide_09_web.pdf

1935 – Germany – Adolf Hitler ordered reformation of the Luftwaffe.

1936 – Japan – February 26 Incident began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_26_Incident

1941 – USA – Eastern Air Lines plane crashed near Jonesboro, Georgia, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19410226-0

1943 – Germany – USAAF bombers attacked Wilhelmshaven (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1945 – Pacific Ocean – USAAF plane missing off Marshall Islands, 10 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450226-3

1947 – China Sea – RAF plane missing, 12 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19470226-0

1948 – South Africa – SAAF plane crashed at Swartkop Air Base, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480226-0

1954 – USA – USAF plane crashed at Huntingdon, TN, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540226-0

1954 – USA – Western Air Lines Flight 34 crashed near Wright, WY, 9 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540226-1

1960 – Ireland – An Alitalia plane crashed at Shannon Airport, 34 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19600226-2

1961 – Morocco – Hassan II became king. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hassan_II_of_Morocco

1962 – Ireland – Border Campaign ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Border_Campaign_(Irish_Republican_Army)

1966 – USA – Saturn 1B rocket launched. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AS-201


1972 – USA – Buffalo Creek flood, West Virginia, 125 killed. http://youtu.be/emXKXPfMf7s  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Creek_Flood

1980 – Egypt/Israel – Established full diplomatic relations.

1991 – Saudi Arabia – Iraqi scud missile hit American barracks in Dhahran, 28 killed. http://www.nytimes.com/1991/02/26/world/war-in-the-gulf-scud-attack-scud-missile-hits-a-us-barracks-killing-27.html

1992 – Azerbaijan – Khojaly Massacre ended, 613 killed (Nagorno-Karabakh War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khojaly_Massacre


1993 – USA – A truck bomb exploded below north tower of World Trade Centre, New York, 6 killed.  https://youtu.be/bHfCmHguMWs WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_World_Trade_Center_bombing

1995 – UK – Barings Bank collapsed. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/53302/Baring-family

2003 – Sudan – War in Darfur began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Darfur

2004 – Republic of Macedonia – President Boris Trajkovski killed in plane crash. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Trajkovski

2006 – Italy – XX Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony in Turin. http://www.olympic.org/turin-2006-winter-olympics

2009 – Bangladesh – Bangladesh Rifles Revolt ended, 74 killed. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/27/world/asia/27bangla.html?_r=0

2010 – Ryukyu Islands – Earthquake measuring 7.0Mw.

2012 – Canada – Train derailed in Burlington, Ontaria, 3 killed. http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/02/26/burlington-train-derailed/

2013 – Egypt – Hot Air Balloon crashed near Luxor, 19 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21584413

York

1575 – Earthquake in West Midlands also felt in York.