Sunday, February 26, 2012

26th of February

It is the 57th day of the year, with only 308 days remaining until the end of the year.

1914 - HMHS Britannic, sister to the RMS Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast.

1917 - The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.

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

1993 - In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand people.

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