Today in History, English
Today in History, English

21721February 25Holiday and observanceDay of the Revolution (Suriname)
21722February 25Holiday and observanceKitano Baika-sai or "Plum Blossom Festival" (Kitano Tenman-gū Shrine, Kyoto)
21723February 25Holiday and observanceMemorial Day for the Victims of the Communist Dictatorships (Hungary)
21724February 25Holiday and observanceNational Day (Kuwait)
21725February 25Holiday and observancePeople Power Day (Philippines)
21726February 25Holiday and observanceSoviet Occupation Day (Georgia)
21727February 26Event747 BC – Epoch (origin) of Ptolemy's Nabonassar Era.
21728February 26Event364 – Valentinian I is proclaimed Roman Emperor.
21729February 26Event1233 – Mongol–Jin War: The Mongols capture Kaifeng, the capital of the Jin dynasty, after besieging it for months.
21730February 26Event1266 – Battle of Benevento: An army led by Charles, Count of Anjou, defeats a combined German and Sicilian force led by Manfred, King of Sicily. Manfred is killed in the battle and Pope Clement IV invests Charles as king of Sicily and Naples.
21731February 26Event1616 – Galileo Galilei is formally banned by the Roman Catholic Church from teaching or defending the view that the earth orbits the sun.
21732February 26Event1794 – The first Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen burns down.
21733February 26Event1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
21734February 26Event1876 – Japan and Korea sign a treaty granting Japanese citizens extraterritoriality rights, opening three ports to Japanese trade, and ending Korea's status as a tributary state of Qing dynasty China.
21735February 26Event1909 – Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.
21736February 26Event1914 – HMHS Britannic, sister to the RMS Titanic, is launched at Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.
21737February 26Event1916 – Tokelau annexed by the United Kingdom.
21738February 26Event1917 – The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.
21739February 26Event1919 – President Woodrow Wilson signs an act of the U.S. Congress establishing most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park - the Grand Canyon National Park.
21740February 26Event1929 – President Calvin Coolidge signs an Executive Order establishing the 96,000 acre Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
21741February 26Event1935 – Adolf Hitler orders the Luftwaffe to be re-formed, violating the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.
21742February 26Event1935 – Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of radar in the United Kingdom.
21743February 26Event1936 – In the February 26 Incident, young Japanese military officers attempt to stage a coup against the government.
21744February 26Event1946 – Finnish observers report the first of many thousands of sightings of ghost rockets.
21745February 26Event1952 – Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.
21746February 26Event1960 – A New York-bound Alitalia airliner crashes into a cemetery in Shannon, Ireland, shortly after takeoff, killing 34 of the 52 persons on board.
21747February 26Event1966 – Apollo program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket
21748February 26Event1966 – Vietnam War: The ROK Capital Division of the South Korean Army massacres 380 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam.
21749February 26Event1971 – U.N. Secretary General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.
21750February 26Event1972 – The Buffalo Creek Flood caused by a burst dam kills 125 in West Virginia.

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