Napoleon's Escape, Sandinistas, Taliban

On this day: February 26
Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba (1815)

The Sandinistas are defeated in Nicaraguan elections (1990)

The Taliban destroy two giant Buddha statues in Bamyan, Afghanistan (2001)

President Barack Obama reveals his 2010 United States federal budget proposal adding more than $1,000,000,000,000 to the national debt (2010)

b: Victor Hugo (1802), Andrei Alexandrovich Zhdanov (1896), Robert Novak (1934); d: Theodor Eicke (1943)

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