HISTORY, Feb. 26: Frank Peterson first African-American Marine Corps general – News – Wilmington Star News


Today is Monday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2018. There are 308 days left in the year.

On Feb. 26, 1993, a truck bomb built by Islamic extremists exploded in the parking garage of the North Tower of New York’s World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others.

In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from exile on the Island of Elba and headed back to France in a bid to regain power.

In 1904, the United States and Panama proclaimed a treaty under which the U.S. agreed to undertake efforts to build a ship canal across the Panama isthmus.

In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson signed a congressional act establishing Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

In 1945, to save fuel, federal authorities ordered a nationwide midnight curfew at nightclubs, bars and other places…

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