Events in History for Friday February 26th 2016

1616 Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo demanding he abandon his belief in heliocentrism
1797 Bank of England issues its first £1-note
1815 Napoleon Bonaparte & his supporters leave Elba to start a 100-day re-conquest of France
1848 Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels publish their “Communist Manifesto”
1885 Congress of Berlin; gives Congo to Belgium & Nigeria to Great Britain
2005 Hosni Mubarak, President of Egypt, orders the constitution changed to allow multi-candidate presidential elections, asking Egyptian parliament to amend Article 76

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