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February 26th In NYC History

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1643...The first fire wardens are appointed in New Amsterdam.

1988...Rookie police officer Edward Byrne is gunned down while guarding the house of a drug witness in South Jamaica, Queens.

1993...A bomb rocks the World Trade Center, killing six people and wounding more than 1,000 in a stunning terrorist attact. The ensuing investigation will eventually pin the blame on a group of Islamic fundamentalists. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP