26th February

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2000 Popes Pope John Paul II visits Mount Sinai in Egypt, revered as the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments.
1991 Kuwait is liberated President George H Bush announces on American television that Kuwait is liberated
1987 Church of England votes to ordain women The General Synod of the Church of England votes to allow the ordination of women
1984 US Marines leave Lebanon US Marines withdraw as the situation continues to deteriorate in Lebanon.
1979 Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran following fifteen years of exile in Paris.
1963 World Trade Center Bomb At 12:15 pm a bomb exploded in the garage of New York's World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others
1952 Atomic Bomb developed Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces that Britain has developed its own atomic bomb.
1901 Boxer Rebellion - Boxer leaders executed Two leaders of the Boxer Rebellion, Chi-hsui and Hsu-cheng-yu are executed in Peking.
1852 John Harvey Kellogg born John Harvey Kellogg, the American physician who developed dry breakfast cereal, is born
1848 France Second Republic proclaimed The Second French Republic is proclaimed.
1802 Victor Hugo born French author Victor Hugo is born in Besancon
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