February 26, 1998 in Nation/World

Today In History

 

1815: Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from the island of Elba to begin his second conquest of France.

1870: New York City’s first pneumatic-powered subway line was opened to the public.

1919: Congress established Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

1991: Iraqi President Saddam Hussein announced on Baghdad Radio that he had ordered his forces to withdraw from Kuwait.

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