11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 26th February

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Here's a note of 11 things that happened this day in history

1. 1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from exile on the island of Elba

2. 1863 - U.S. President Lincoln signs the National Currency Act

3. 1870 - The first pneumatic-powered subway line is opened to the public in New York

4. 1916 - Charlie Chaplin is signed to a film contract

5. 1919 - Grand Canyon National Park is established

6. 1930 - New York City installs traffic lights

7. 1932 - Johnny Cash is born

8. 1952 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces that Britain had developed an atomic bomb

9. 1993 - A bomb explodes at the World Trade Center in New York, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000

10. 2002 - Alanis Morissette's third album Under Rug Swept is released

11. 2011 - The United States’ space shuttle Discovery docked at the International Space Station for the last time

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