Historical Events for 26th February 2023

1917 – 1st Annual fair at Utrecht Harbor (Netherlands)
1924 – Trial against Adolf Hitler for treason in “Beer Hall Putsch” begins in Munich, Germany
1930 – Play “Green Pastures” opens at Mansfield Theater
1935 – RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) first demonstrated by Robert Watson-Watt
1953 – Allen Dulles officially promoted from deputy director to become the 5th Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
1981 – 84 penalties (406 mins) assessed for a brawl between NHL Minn and Bost
1991 – Coalition planes bomb Iraqi forces retreating from Kuwait during the Gulf War, killing hundreds and creating the so-called ‘Highway of Death’
1998 – Total solar eclipse in Venezuela-Pacific Ocean (4m09)
2018 – Cold weather nicknamed “the Beast from the East” hits Europe, killing 7 and covering Pompeii in snow
2019 – Catholic Cardinal George Pell convicted of child sexual abuse in Melbourne, Australia. As treasurer at the Vatican, the highest-ranking church official to be convicted; overturned in 2020

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