On February 26, 1924, Adolf Hitler and several
others were put on trial for treason in Munich in connection with an
attempted putsch. Learn more about the Munich
(or "Beer Hall") Putsch and the subsequent trial
of Hitler and his associates.
On February 26, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln
signed the National Banking Act into law, creating the American
banking charter system. The Act furthermore created the Office of
the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) within the Treasury Department.
The law was furthermore intended to help raise money for the Civil
War by pressing banks to buy federal as opposed to state bonds. The
law was not a successful as intended in this regard and was soon
replaced by the National Banking Act of 1864.Read the
U.S. law on banking from the University of Cornell School
of Law, and read the history of the
OCC from the U.S. Department of the