February 26

1815

Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from exile on the island of Elba.

1870

A 312-ft long pneumatic subway was opened in New York City; funding for a larger version never materialized.

1901

Leaders of the Boxer Uprising in China, Chi-hsui and Hsu Cheng-yu, were beheaded.

1919

Grand Canyon National Park was established.

1935

RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) was first demonstrated by Robert Watson-Watt.

1993

A bomb exploded at the World Trade Center in New York. The blast killed six people and injured more than 1,000.

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