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Kuwait: Liberation Day
(Celebration of the Gulf War liberation of Kuwait: 02/26/1991)
`Kuwait `1991 Gulf War `AME Info
1361 Wenceslas (German-born Holy Roman Emperor, 1376 - 1400; King of Bohemia, 1378 - 1419) German Political and Social Leaders Czech Political and Social Leaders Catholicism
1629 Archibald Argyll (Scottish Protestant Leader) Scottish Political and Social Leaders Catholicism
1844 James O'Hara (New York City-born African-American U.S. Congressman from North Carolina) New York City Political and Social Leaders North Carolina Political and Social Leaders African-American Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress African-American Registry
1884 Francesco Borgongini-Duca (Italian Vatican Cardinal) Italian Political and Social Leaders Catholicism Religion
1887 Benegal Narsing Rau (Indian Jurist, Statesman, Ambassador to the United Nations) Indian Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources United Nations
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1813 Robert Livingston (New York-born American Patriot, Statesman) Robert Livingston Second Continental Congress Declaration of Independence American Revolution Lousiana Purchase History Channel
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1815 Napoleon Bonaparte Escapes from Exile on the Island of Elba Napoleon Bonaparte New York Times
1848 The Second French Republic Is Proclaimed France New York Times
1862 President Lincoln, by Military Order Pursuant to an Act of Congress, Takes Over All Telegraph Lines U.S. Congress President Lincoln The Telegraph First Amendment American Civil War Lincoln Logs
The U.S.S. Bienville Captures the Schooner Alert off St. Johns, Florida St. Johns, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1864 Battle of Tunnel Hill, Georgia Is Fought Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
An Expedition From the USS Tahoma Destroys a Large Salt Works Near St. Marks, Florida St. Marks, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
President Lincoln Commutes Death Sentences of Deserters to Imprisonment at Florida's Dry Tortugas Florida President Lincoln War Crimes American Civil War Dry Tortugas National Park Lincoln Logs
1865 USS Marigold Captures a British Blockade Runner Between Havana and Key West, Florida Key West, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1900 Britain's Labour Party Meets for the First Time Great Britain Voting Historic Firsts Official Website
1915 The Welsh Regiment of Foot Guards Is Formed by Order of King George V Welsh Military Figures British Royalty World War I BBC
1917 President Wilson Learns of the Zimmermann Telegram Proposing a Mexican-German Alliance Germany Mexico Woodrow Wilson Historic Documents World War I History Channel
1935 Adolf Hitler Signs Secret Decree Creating the Reich Luftwaffe as a Third German Military Service with the Army and Navy Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler Aviation Military History History Channel
1936 Adolph Hitler Opens Assembly Plant in Sakse, Germany, for Manufacture of Volkswagens Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler Volkswagen South African History
1945 U.S. Aircraft Drop 2,796 Tons of Explosives on Berlin. Berlin Nazi Germany Aviation History World War II British RAF Museum
1952 Winston Churchill Announces Britain Has Its Own Atomic Bomb Winston Chruchill Nuclear Weapons New York Times
1967 USSR Conducts 20-150 kT Underground Nuclear Test in Kazakhstan Soviet Union Kazakhstan Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1976 U.S. Conducts Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1980 Egypt & Israel Exchange Ambassadors for the First Time Egypt Israel World History Historic Firsts Television News Archive
1984 The Last U.S. Marines Participating in a Multinational Peacekeeping Force Leave Beirut, Lebanon Lebanon U.S. Military Figures History Channel BBC
1987 USSR Conducts Underground Nuclear Test in Kazakhstan Soviet Union Kazakhstan Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
The Church of England Votes by a Huge Majority to Ordain Women Priests England Religion Women Voting Church of England BBC
1990 Daniel Ortega & the Sandinistas Lose Free Nicaraguan Election Nicaragua Elections History Channel
1991 President Saddam Hussein Orders Iraqi Forces to Withdraw from Kuwait Iraq Kuwait Gulf War BBC
1993 Terrorists Attempt to Blow Up the New York City World Trade Center, Killing 6 People New York World Trade Center Terrorism Death History Channel New York Times BBC
2000 Pope John Paul II Visits Mount Sinai in Egypt, Revered as the Place Where Moses Received the Ten Commandments Egypt Pope John Paul II Religion New York Times

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