THIS DAY IN HISTORY: February 26 in photos

1994 - Dr. Shavir Bharadia, right, talks with friends after breaking the fast.
1996 - Carolyn Saxton of Eagle-Picher Plastics in Grabill, checks for imperfections on a spoiler for a Mitusubishi Eclipse.
1996 - Vacume formed plastic pool steps are trimmed at Fort Wayne Plastics
1998 - Wailhounds lead singer Scott Wasvick looks most comfortable behind a wooden microphone stand, a gift from a friend who carved it by hand. The stand accompanied Wasvick, as shown here, when he performed with the band at Legends Sports Bar in Fort Wayne
1998 - Southern Wells High School teacher Steve Stauffer, left, and student Ronnie Sample weigh two talapia fish from the school's fish farm to track weight gain.
1999 - City Council Research Assistant Molly McCray makes her way out of the debris after picking up a souvenir brick after a press conference kicked off demolition of the old Seely dairy building at 1501 Farifield
2001 - A young man falls back into the crowd after being hoisted up during the Pantera concert at the Memorial Coliseum.
2001 - Josette Rider is the new executive director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana. One of her goals is to fulfill the wish of every child who wants to be matched with an adult mentor. Rider headed the Decatur Boys & Girls Club for eight years.
2002 - Newly arrived Burmese Buddhist monk, U Thunanda, makes a video record of his first American snowfall in Foster Park, Tuesday afternoon. "It is very cold."
2002 - Beth Hull, or what's left of her, during her facial treatment at SouthWest Hair and Day Spa, 6610 W. Jefferson Blvd.
2002 - Lenny Smith of Paulding Ohio, a painter with Summit Painting in Fort Wayne, applies a coat of paint to a door frame center post in the new Prince Chapman Academy, located just north of Paul Harding High School, 6500 Wayne Trace
2003 - Snider's Erin Morris capped an outstanding high school career by winning her second state title in the 100-yard backstroke. She is the PrepSports 2002-03 Girls Swimmer of the Year, an honor that she earned in all four of her high school seasons.
2004 - Sgt. Kim May directs a truck backing onto a flatbed trailer in late February as the 221st Ordnance Co. gets ready to ship out to Fort McCoy from its Nuttman Avenue facility.
2007 - Paul Blisk, senior planner of the Allen County Department of Planning Services, points out sections of an aerial photo of a property to its owner at a remote office set up by the Allen County Building Department at the Grabill branch of the Allen County Public Library.
2007 - Lopshire Flowers, 6418 Georgetown Square leaves the hands of Gerry and Judy Lopshire, left, now run by Cheryl and Chuck Wene.
2009 - Tasha Bushnell of Hyde Brothers Book Sellers, 1428 Wells Street, shelves some of the used books the business has recently received and are ready for sale.
2013 - Icy build up on branches around the Fort Wayne area were common due to the freezing rain which swept through the area. The temperatures were not quite cold enough to freeze the rain on the roads for most of the d
2014 - Race director Doug Yoder, left, gives instructions to the 27 participants in the Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon at Goshen College on Feb. 23. The race required 204 laps around a 208-meter track. Six runners were running this marathon for the sixth time in six days.
2015 - The former Bandido's restaurant at Northcrest Shopping Center is hauled away truckload by truckload Wednesday morning. The owner of Bandido's has opened Taqueria B! in Glenbrook Commons, and the other Bandido's restaurants remain open.
2016 - Stingrays line up for a handout from aquarist Kevan Mensch. The rays had krill, scallops and squid for lunch.

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