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26th February in history

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747 BC – Epoch (origin) of Ptolemy’s Nabonassar Era.

364 – Valentinian I is proclaimed Roman Emperor.

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

1876 – 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.

1907 – The U.S. Congress raised their own pay to $7500.

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

1952 – Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada.

1952 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that Britain had developed an atomic bomb.

1966 – Apollo program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket

1980 – Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations.

1993 – 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.

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