On This Day: February 26th

This is 57th day of the year and 308 days remain in the year.

in history
Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from exile on the island of Elba.
A 312-ft long pneumatic subway was opened in New York City; funding for a larger version never materialized.

Two leaders of the Boxer Uprising in China, Chi-hsui and Hsu Cheng-yu, were beheaded in front of massive crowds; after the foreign powers occupied Beijing, they demanded the executions of high-profile Boxers. 

RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) was first demonstrated by Robert Watson-Watt.
A bomb exploded at the World Trade Center in New York. The blast killed six people and injured more than 1,000.
February 26 BirthdaysBuffalo Bill Cody1846–1917, American Plainsman.
Johnny Cashsinger
Victor Hugowriter
John Harvey Kelloggsurgeon, advocate of dietary reform
Levi Straussentrepreneur, inventor
Jenny Thompsonswimmer

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