In 1936, on the 26th of February was still very cold, cold enough to have had a snowfall in Tokyo. This very day 2.26 incident occurred. This was an insurgency plotted by one sect within military. At that time military was devided by two main sects, one was moderate and the other ultranationalistic. 2.26 incident was led by the latter, ultranationalistic one.
This day happens to fall on the birthday of my love. 71 years later today it was a hot day in another meaning.
"There is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress." -- Mark Twain