- 1616 Roman Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo demanding he abandon his belief in heliocentrism
- 1797 Bank of England issues its first £1-note
- 1815 Napoleon Bonaparte & his supporters leave Elba to start a 100-day re-conquest of France
- 1848 Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels publish their "Communist Manifesto"
- 1885 Congress of Berlin; gives Congo to Belgium & Nigeria to Great Britain
- 2005 Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt, orders the constitution changed to allow multi-candidate presidential elections, asking Egyptian parliament to amend Article 76
1st jazz records recorded - "Dixie Jazz Band One Step" and "Livery Stable Blues" by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company
On February 26th, 1917