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On February 26th, 1993, a bomb built by a group
of Islamic extremists exploded in the parking
garage of New York's World Trade Center,
killing six people and injuring more than 1,000
In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from the
Island of Elba to begin his second conquest of
In 1848, the
Second French Republic was proclaimed.
In 1919, Congress
established Grand Canyon National Park in
In 1929, President
Coolidge signed a measure establishing Grand
Teton National Park.
In 1940, the
United States Air Defense Command was created.
In 1945, a
midnight curfew on night clubs, bars and other
places of entertainment was set to go into effect
across the nation.
In 1951, the 22nd
Amendment to the Constitution, limiting a
president to two terms of office, was ratified.
In 1952, Prime
Minister Winston Churchill announced that Britain
had developed its own atomic bomb.
In 1979, a total
solar eclipse cast a moving shadow 175 miles wide
from Oregon to North Dakota before moving into
In 1987, the Tower
Commission, which probed the Iran-Contra affair,
issued its report, which rebuked President Reagan
for failing to control his national security
Ten years ago:
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega conceded
defeat to his opponent, Violeta Barrios de
Chamorro, in a stunning election upset.
Five years ago:
The United States and China averted a major trade
war by signing a comprehensive agreement. Barings
PLC, Britain's oldest investment banking firm,
collapsed after Nick Leeson, a 28-year-old
securities dealer, lost over $1.4 billion by
gambling on Tokyo stock prices.
One year ago:
President Clinton, outlining foreign policy goals
for the final two years of his administration,
urged continued American engagement in the quest
for peace and freedom abroad during a news
conference in San Francisco.
"The wise make
proverbs and fools repeat them."
Isaac D'Israeli, English author (1766-1848).