26 February 2022: This day in history

1616: Roman Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo demanding he abandon his belief in heliocentrism, which states the Earth and planets revolve around the Sun

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

1885: Berlin Conference gives Congo to Belgium and Nigeria to Great Britain

1935: RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) first demonstrated by Robert Watson-Watt

2005: Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt, orders the constitution changed to allow multi-candidate presidential elections, asking Egyptian parliament to amend Article 76


Source: Onthisday.com

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