GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, February 26, the 57th day of 2015 with 308 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:25 and sunset is @ 5:28. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Mercury, & Saturn. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 1815 – Napoleon left his exile on the island of Elba, returning to France to attempt a second conquest.
1919 – Congress established Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.
1929 – President Calvin Coolidge established Grand Teton National Park.
1933 – Ground was broken for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
1935 – Nazi leader Adolf Hitler signed a secret decree authorizing the founding of the Reich Luftwaffe as a third German military service to join the Reich army and navy.
1951 – The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, limiting a president to two terms of office, was ratified.
1952 – Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that Britain had developed its own atomic bomb.
1993 – A bomb built by a group of Islamic extremists exploded in the parking garage of New York’s World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1000.
2001 – The Taliban destroy two giant Buddha statues in Bamyan, Afghanistan.
2004 – Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.