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A total solar eclipse occurred on Monday, February 26, 1979. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_February_26,_1979

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A total solar eclipse occurred on February 26, 1998. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_February_26,_1998
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During World War II, on 25 and 26 February 1942, British radar operators observed solar radio emissions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_flare#Observations

On February 26, 2009, the National Ignition Facility fired all 192 laser beams into the target chamber.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ignition_Facility

The concept of a cobalt bomb was originally described by physicist Leó Szilárd on February 26, 1950.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobalt_bomb

On 26 February 747 BC, Ptolemy started his chronology with the first year of the Babylonian king Nabonassar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylonian_astronomy#Influence_on_Hipparchus_and_Ptolemy



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The first ascent of the Ojos del Salado stratovolcano was made in 1937
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ojos_del_Salado

Antarctic Zhongshan Station was opened on February 26, 1989.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antarctic_Zhongshan_Station

The first undisputed sighting of Australia by a European was made on 26 February 1606.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janszoon_voyage_of_1606

HMHS Britannic was launched on the 26th February 1914
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMHS_Britannic

On 26 February 2008, THEMIS probes discovered what triggers eruptions of the Northern Lights.
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/themis/auroras/themis_power.html

The first reports of ghost rockets were made on February 26, 1946, by Finnish observers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_rockets



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Sputnik 7 re-entered the atmosphere over Siberia on the 26th February 1961
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyazhely_Sputnik

AS-201 (or SA-201) unmanned test flight was flown on the 26th February 1966
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t41383376/as-201-mission/

GOES-H was launched on 26 February 1987
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GOES-7

MTSAT-1R was launched at 6:25 pm JST on 26th of February 2005.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-Functional_Transport_Satellite#MTSAT-1R



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Susan Jane Helms (born February 26, 1958) is a former NASA astronaut.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47996242/susan-jane-helms/

Anatoly Vasilyevich Filipchenko (born February 26, 1928) was a Soviet cosmonaut 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47996093/anatoly-vasilyevich-filipchenko/

Christopher Marlowe (baptised 26 February 1564 - 30 May 1593) was an English playwright 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t62808720/christopher-marlowe/

Federico Angelo Cesi (February 26, 1585 - August 1, 1630) was an Italian scientist, naturalist, and founder of the Accademia dei Lincei.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federico_Cesi

Niccolò Cabeo (February 26, 1586 - June 30, 1650) was an Italian Jesuit philosopher
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niccol%C3%B2_Cabeo

François Jean Dominique Arago (1786-1853), was a French mathematician
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t52776518/franois-jean-dominique-arago-1786-1853/

Benoît Paul Emile Clapeyron (26 February 1799 - 28 January 1864) was a French engineer and physicist
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47996090/emile-clapeyron-1799-1864/

Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville (February 26, 1814 - October 10, 1876) was a geologist and meteorologist.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Joseph_Sainte-Claire_Deville

Friedrich Karl Ginzel (26 February 1850 - 29 June 1926 ) was an Austrian astronomer 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Karl_Ginzel

Nicolas Camille Flammarion (26 February 1842-3 June 1925) was a French astronomer
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47996112/camille-flammarion-1842-1925/

John Evershed (26 February 1864 - 17 November 1956) was an English astronomer.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47996123/john-evershed-1864-1956/

Kenneth Essex Edgeworth (26 February 1880 - 10 October 1972) was an Irish astronomer,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Edgeworth



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The first issue of British science fiction comic 2000 AD was published on the 26 February 1977
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000_AD_(comics)



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NGC 2204 was first discovered by Caroline Herschel on the 26th February 1783.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56622389/ngc-2204/

NGC 2360 was discovered by German-British astronomer Caroline Lucretia Herschel using a 4.2 inch reflector on the 26th February 1783.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56845616/ngc-2360/

NGC 2399 was discovered by George Phillips Bond on the 26th February 1853.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56845563/ngc-2399/

NGC 2450 was discovered by Edouard Jean-Marie Stephan on the 26th February 1878.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56845537/ngc-2450/

NGC 2590 was discovered by Edouard Jean-Marie Stephan on the 26th February 1878.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t56845511/ngc-2590/

Messier 53 was rediscovered by Charles Messier on 26 February 1777
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t15551195/messier-53/



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On February 26, 2009, Gao Xing discovered nova V5582 Sagittarii in Sagittarius
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t28773770/v5582-sagittarii/

Brorsen's Comet was discovered on February 26, 1846, by the Danish astronomer Theodor Brorsen.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47522914/asteroid-297274-1996-sk/

Delta-Leonid meteor shower peaks around the 25th February.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47984866/delta-leonid-meteor-shower/



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Meteorites

The Atemajac (L6) meteorite fell in Jalisco, Mexico, on the 26th February, 1896.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47996014/atemajac-meteorite/

The Olmedilla de Alarcón (H5) meteorite fell in Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, on the 26th February, 1929.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47996036/olmedilla-de-alarcn-meteorite/

The Seldebourak (H5) meteorite fell in Tamanghasset, Algeria, on the 26th February, 1947.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47996029/seldebourak-meteorite/

The Guibga (L5) meteorite fell in Namentenga, Burkina Fas, on the 26th February, 1972.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t47996020/guibga-meteorite/



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