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364 – Following the death of the Roman emperor Jovian, officers of the army at Nicaea in Bithynia selected to succeed him.
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1266 – Manfred, King of Sicily while fighting was killed Angevin forces led by Charles of Anjou near Benevento, Italy.
1909 – The first films made with , the earliest successful colour motion picture process, were shown to the British general public.
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1919 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signed a law that designated most of Arizona's , a gorge of the Grand Canyon Colorado River that is considered to be one of the major natural wonders of the world, as a national park.
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1946 – Finnish observers reported the first sightings of unidentified flying objects known as " ", which have not yet been positively identified.
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1966 – The Saturn IB rocket from Florida's launched for the first time Cape Canaveral.
1993 – A in the underground car park of the bomb-laden van exploded World Trade Center in New York City, killing six and injuring more than one thousand people.
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1233 – Mongol–Jin War: The Mongols , the capital of the captured Kaifeng Jin dynasty, after besieging it for months.
1914 – , the third and largest RMS Britannic of the Olympic-class ocean liner White Star Line after RMS and Olympic RMS , was launched at the Titanic Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.
1917 – The Original Dixieland Jass Band recorded " ", the first Livery Stable Blues jazz single ever released.
1935 – With the aid of a radio station in Daventry, England, and two receiving antennas, Scottish engineer and inventor first demonstrated the use of Robert Watson-Watt radar.
1936 – Over 1400 troops of the Imperial Japanese Army in Japan, occupying Tokyo, and killing Finance Minister staged a coup d'etat Takahashi Korekiyo and several other leading politicians.
1995 – , the oldest Barings Bank merchant bank in London, collapsed after its head derivatives trader in Singapore, , lost £ Nick Leeson 827 million while making unauthorized speculative trades on futures contracts.
2008 – In the first significant cultural visit from the United States to North Korea since the Korean War, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in performed East Pyongyang Grand Theatre.
2013 – A hot air balloon near crashed Luxor, Egypt, killing 19 people in the deadliest ballooning disaster in history. Born/died this day: (d. 1462) John de Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford · (d. 1806) Thomas-Alexandre Dumas · (b. 1866) Herbert Henry Dow · (d. 1930) Mary Whiton Calkins · (b. 1954) Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
: First day of February 26 ( Ayyám-i-Há Bahá'í calendar, 2019); in Iran (2019)
Birth of Fatimah al-Zahra/Mother's Day
(b. 1629) Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll · (b. 1869) Nadezhda Krupskaya · (d. 1981)