Today in History, English
Today in History, English

21751February 26Event1980 – Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations.
21752February 26Event1987 – Iran–Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.
21753February 26Event1991 – Gulf War: United States Army forces capture the town of Al Busayyah.
21754February 26Event1992 – Nagorno-Karabakh War: Khojaly Massacre: Armenian armed forces open fire on Azeri civilians at a military post outside the town of Khojaly leaving hundreds dead.
21755February 26Event1993 – World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing six and injuring over a thousand.
21756February 26Event1995 – The United Kingdom's oldest investment banking institute, Barings Bank, collapses after securities broker Nick Leeson loses $1.4 billion by speculating on the Singapore International Monetary Exchange using futures contracts.
21757February 26Event2012 – A train derails in Burlington, Ontario, Canada killing at least three people and injuring 45.
21758February 26Event2013 – A hot air balloon crashes near Luxor, Egypt, killing 19 people.
21759February 26Birth1361 – Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (d. 1419)
21760February 26Birth1584 – Albert VI, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1666)
21761February 26Birth1587 – Stefano Landi, Italian composer and educator (d. 1639)
21762February 26Birth1671 – Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English philosopher and politician (d. 1713)
21763February 26Birth1672 – Antoine Augustin Calmet, French monk and theologian (d. 1757)
21764February 26Birth1677 – Nicola Fago, Italian composer and educator (d. 1745)
21765February 26Birth1720 – Gian Francesco Albani, Italian cardinal (d. 1803)
21766February 26Birth1746 – Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria (d. 1806)
21767February 26Birth1777 – Matija Nenadović, Serbian priest, historian, and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 1854)
21768February 26Birth1786 – François Arago, French mathematician and politician, 25th Prime Minister of France (d. 1853)
21769February 26Birth1799 – Émile Clapeyron, French physicist and engineer (d. 1864)
21770February 26Birth1802 – Victor Hugo, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1885)
21771February 26Birth1808 – Honoré Daumier, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 1879)
21772February 26Birth1808 – Nathan Kelley, American architect, designed the Ohio Statehouse (d. 1871)
21773February 26Birth1814 – Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist and meteorologist (d. 1876)
21774February 26Birth1829 – Levi Strauss, German-American fashion designer, founded Levi Strauss & Co. (d. 1902)
21775February 26Birth1846 – Buffalo Bill, American soldier and hunter (d. 1917)
21776February 26Birth1852 – John Harvey Kellogg, American surgeon, co-created Corn flakes (d. 1943)
21777February 26Birth1857 – Émile Coué, French psychologist and pharmacist (d. 1926)
21778February 26Birth1858 – Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist and academic (d. 1917)
21779February 26Birth1859 – Louise DeKoven Bowen, American philanthropist and activist (1953)
21780February 26Birth1861 – Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (d. 1948)

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