Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/February 26

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This is a list of selected February 26 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled February 26, 2020 featured article or the February 26, 2020 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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; Liberation Day in Kuwait (1991) needs more footnotes
364 – Following the death of the Roman emperor Jovian, officers of the army at Nicaea in Bithynia selected Flavius Valentinianus to succeed him. refimprove section
1266Manfred, King of Sicily was killed while fighting Angevin forces led by Charles of Anjou near Benevento, Italy. unreferenced section
1909 – The first films made with Kinemacolor, the earliest successful colour motion picture process, were shown to the British general public. unreferenced section
1919 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signed a law that designated most of Arizona's Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River that is considered to be one of the major natural wonders of the world, as a national park. GC: refimprove sections; GCNP: refimprove
1946 – Finnish observers reported the first sightings of unidentified flying objects known as "ghost rockets", which have not yet been positively identified. refimprove, needs more footnotes
1966 – The Saturn IB rocket launched for the first time from Florida's Cape Canaveral. no footnotes
1993 – A bomb-laden van exploded in the underground car park of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing six and injuring more than one thousand people. refimprove section, expansion


February 26: First day of Ayyám-i-Há (Bahá'í calendar, 2019); Birth of Fatimah al-Zahra/Mother's Day in Iran (2019)

"Napoleon's Return from Elba" by Charles de Steuben
Napoleon's Return from Elba by Charles de Steuben

Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll (b. 1629) · Nadezhda Krupskaya (b. 1869) · Howard Hanson (d. 1981)

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