Forced to abdicate as French emperor after his defeat in the Battle of Leipzig (1913) Napoleon was exiled the following year in to the island of Elba. He managed to escape in 1815 and, gathering support on his way back, he retook power and reestablished himself as emperor for a Hundred Days until he was decisively defeated in the Battle of Waterloo and was exiled to the island of St. Helena where he died six years later.
Other notable events on February 26th:
In 1993, Islamic radicals explode a car bomb under the World Trade Center in NYC, killing 6 people.

In 1991, the world’s first web browser “WorldWideWeb” developed by Tim Berners-Lee is presented to the public

In 1917, The world’s first jazz record “Livery Stable Blues” is created by the Original Dixieland Jass Band