What Happened On This Day – February 26
1993 A car bomb explodes below the World Trade Center in New York
The attack was carried out by a group of Islamist militants. 6 people died in the blast.
1991 The world's first web browser is presented to the public
The browser “WorldWideWeb” (later renamed “Nexus”) was developed by Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist best known as the inventor of the internet.
1920 The first German Expressionist film is premiered
“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” by Robert Wiene is considered one of the best silent films of the horror genre.
1917 The world's first jazz record is created
The “Original Dixieland Jass Band” recorded “Livery Stable Blues” for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.
1909 A color motion picture is shown to the general public for the first time
A series of 21 short Kinemacolor films were presented at the Palace Theatre in London.
Births On This Day – February 26
1954 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Turkish politician, 25th Prime Minister of Turkey
1932 Johnny Cash
American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor
1928 Ariel Sharon
Israeli general, politician, 11th Prime Minister of Israel
1852 John Harvey Kellogg
American surgeon, co-created Corn flakes
1802 Victor Hugo
French author, poet, playwright
Deaths On This Day – February 26
1994 Bill Hicks
1989 Roy Eldridge
American trumpet player
1981 Robert Aickman
1966 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
1821 Joseph de Maistre