This Day in History

Today is Tuesday, February 26th, the 57th day of the year.There are 308 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1916, Mutual Film Corporation signed Charlie Chaplin to a film contract.

In 1919, the Grand Canyon National Park was established by Congress.

In 1936, the first Volkswagen factory officially opened in Saxony, Germany.

In 1951, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, limiting a president to two terms in office.

In 1991, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein ordered his troops to withdraw from Kuwait.

In 1993, a car bomb exploded at New York's World Trade Center.The blast killed six people and injured more than a thousand.

In 1994, eleven followers of David Koresh were acquitted of murder by a jury in San Antonio, Texas.The charges stemmed from their alleged ambush of federal agents at the Koresh compound in Waco, Texas.Five were convicted of manslaughter.

In 1998, five New York City police officers were indicted in federal court on charges of violating the civil rights of a Haitian immigrant who said he was beaten and sexually tortured in a Brooklyn precinct house.

In 2009, NFL quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and supermodel Gisele Bundchen tied the knot in a twilight wedding at St. Monica's Church in Santa Monica, California.

In 2012, rain forced the postponement of the Daytona 500 racecar event for the first time in the event's 53-year history.

In 2016, an Ohio woman received the first uterus transplant performed in the U.S. on this day.

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