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  • Italy
    Friday Feb 26, 1616

    Galileo Galilei

    Galileo was called to Bellarmine's residence

    Italy
    Friday Feb 26, 1616

    At a meeting of the cardinals of the Inquisition on the following day, Pope Paul V instructed Bellarmine to deliver this result to Galileo, and to order him to abandon the Copernican opinions; should Galileo resist the decree, stronger action would be taken. On February 26, Galileo was called to Bellarmine's residence and ordered, to abstain completely from teaching or defending this doctrine and opinion or from discussing it... to abandon completely... the opinion that the sun stands still at the center of the world and the earth moves, and henceforth not to hold, teach, or defend it in any way whatever, either orally or in writing. — The Inquisition's injunction against Galileo, 1616.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Feb 26, 1789

    George Washington

    Rift became openly hostile between Hamilton and Jefferson

    U.S.
    Thursday Feb 26, 1789

    Hamilton created controversy among Cabinet members by advocating the establishment of the First Bank of the United States. Madison and Jefferson objected, but the bank easily passed Congress. Jefferson and Randolph insisted that the new bank was beyond the authority granted by the constitution, as Hamilton believed. Washington sided with Hamilton and signed the legislation on February 25, and the rift became openly hostile between Hamilton and Jefferson.




  • Colenso, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Monday Feb 26, 1900

    Second Boer War

    Buller used all his forces in one all-out attack for the first time and at last succeeded in forcing a crossing of the Tugela

    Colenso, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Monday Feb 26, 1900

    On 26 February, after much deliberation, Buller used all his forces in one all-out attack for the first time and at last succeeded in forcing a crossing of the Tugela to defeat Botha's outnumbered forces north of Colenso.




  • Tokyo, Japan
    Wednesday Feb 26, 1936

    Hirohito

    The February 26 Incident

    Tokyo, Japan
    Wednesday Feb 26, 1936

    The assassination of moderate Prime Minister was followed by an attempted military coup in February 1936, the February 26 incident, mounted by junior Army officers of the Kōdōha faction who had the sympathy of many high-ranking officers including Prince Chichibu (Yasuhito), one of the Emperor's brothers. This revolt was occasioned by a loss of political support by the militarist faction in Diet elections. The coup resulted in the murders of a number of high government and Army officials.




  • Kasımpaşa, Istanbul, Turkey
    Friday Feb 26, 1954

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Birth

    Kasımpaşa, Istanbul, Turkey
    Friday Feb 26, 1954

    Erdoğan was born in the Kasımpaşa neighborhood in Istanbul, to which his family had moved from Rize Province.




  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 26, 1986

    Microsoft

    Microsoft Moved Its Headquarters To Redmond

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 26, 1986

    Microsoft moved its headquarters from Bellevue to Redmond, Washington, on February 26, 1986.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Feb 26, 1994

    Croatian War of Independence

    A meeting of Croatian, Bosnian, and Bosnian Croat representatives with US Secretary of State

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Feb 26, 1994

    Under pressure from the United States, the belligerents agreed on a truce in late February, followed by a meeting of Croatian, Bosnian, and Bosnian Croat representatives with US Secretary of State Warren Christopher in Washington, D.C. on February 26, 1994.


  • Godhra, India
    Tuesday Feb 26, 2002

    Narendra Damodardas Modi

    A Train Accident

    Godhra, India
    Tuesday Feb 26, 2002

    On 27 February 2002, a train with several hundred passengers burned near Godhra, killing approximately 60 people.


  • Vietnam
    Wednesday Feb 26, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    SARS Spread in Vietnam: First Patient

    Vietnam
    Wednesday Feb 26, 2003

    The virus was carried to Hanoi, Vietnam by a fellow guest on the Metropole's ninth floor. A Chinese-American resident of Shanghai, Johnny Chen, had roomed across the hall from Liu at the Metropole. He travelled on to Hanoi, fell ill there, and on February 26, was admitted to the French Hospital of Hanoi where he infected at least 38 of the staff there.


  • North Korea
    Tuesday Feb 26, 2013

    Kim Jong-un

    Met Dennis Rodman

    North Korea
    Tuesday Feb 26, 2013

    On 26 February 2013, Kim Jong‑un met Dennis Rodman, which led many reporters to speculate that Rodman was the first American that Kim had met. Rodman described his trip to Kim Jong-un's private island: "It's like Hawaii or Ibiza, but he's the only one that lives there."


  • Istanbul, Turkey
    Wednesday Feb 26, 2014

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Erdoğan Deny The Conversation In The Records

    Istanbul, Turkey
    Wednesday Feb 26, 2014

    On 26 February 2014, Erdoğan acknowledged that his telephone had been tapped, but denied that the conversation was real, instead calling it an "immoral montage" that had been "dubbed" by combining other conversations. An analysis by Joshua Marpet of the United States, published by McClatchy, concluded that the recordings were "probably real", and if not, the fabrication was done with a sophistication he had not previously seen.


  • Hanoi, Vietnam
    Tuesday Feb 26, 2019

    Donald Trump

    Second Summit

    Hanoi, Vietnam
    Tuesday Feb 26, 2019

    A second summit (Trump and Kim) took place in February 2019, in Hanoi, Vietnam. It ended abruptly without an agreement, both sides blaming each other and offering differing accounts of the negotiations.


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