Historical Events for 26th February 2021

1797 – Bank of England issues first £1 note
1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte and his supporters leave Elba to start a 100 day re-conquest of France
1866 – New York Legislature forms NYC Metropolitan Board of Health
1907 – Royal Oil and Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)
1942 – German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb
1943 – German assault moves to Beja, North Tunisia
1967 – Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champion
1991 – NY-NJ Knights (WLAF) players 1st come together
1995 – London finance house Barings collapses after huge losses in Singapore by rogue trader Nick Leeson
2012 – Train derailment kills 3 and injures 45 in Burlington, Ontario

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