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Adv26 For release Wednesday, Feb. 26

Published Feb. 25, 2014

1815: Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from exile on the island of Elba.

1919: President Woodrow Wilson signed a congressional act establishing Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

1952: Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that Britain had developed its own atomic bomb.

1970: National Public Radio was incorporated.

1993: A truck bomb built by terrorists exploded in the parking garage of New York's World Trade Center, killing six people.

2013: A hot air balloon burst into flames over the ancient Egyptian city of Luxor and plummeted 1,000 feet to earth, killing 19 tourists.

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