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On This Day — February 26th

World Trade Centre

February 26th is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 308 days remaining until the end of the year (309 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).

Historical Events:

1616 – Galileo Galilei is formally banned by the Roman Catholic Church from teaching or defending the view that the earth orbits the sun.

1909 – Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.

1914 – HMHS Britannic, sister to the RMS Titanic, is launched at Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.

1935 – Adolf Hitler orders the Luftwaffe to be re-formed, violating the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.

1993 – 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.

Celebrity Births:

Singer-Songwriter Michael Bolton turns 65

Hacksaw Ridge Actress Teresa Palmer turns 32

Singer Juliet Simms turns 32

Actor Danny Mac turns 30

Emmerdale Actress Charley Webb turns 30



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