This Day in Failure: February 26

1993: A truck bomb explodes in a parking garage underneath the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. The blast kills six and injures more than a thousand others. The bombers had hoped to topple one of the towers into the other, a disaster that might have killed tens of thousands of people.

1932: Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Regierungsrat (government councillor) in the Office of State Culture and Measurement in Braunschweig, and also as a state representative in Berlin. By being nominated as a civil servant Hitler acquires German citizenship, thereby opening the door to a run for president.