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Today is Monday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2007. There are 308 days left in the year.

Highlight in History: One hundred years ago, on Feb. 26, 1907, concerns about a growing influx of foreigners, mostly Europeans, prompted Congress to create what became known as the Dillingham Commission, which examined the impact of immigrants on America. (The panel later recommended curtailing immigration from southern and eastern Europe through use of quotas, higher entry fees, literacy tests and other restrictions.)

The Valley Then: In 1907, one man was killed and seven were injured by a gas explosion at the Auchincloss mine in Nanticoke.

On this date: In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from exile on the Island of Elba to begin his second conquest of France.

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