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On This Day In History for
February 26, 2014 March 5th, 2014
This is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 308 days remaining in 2014.
- It was on this date in 1815 that Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
- That same date in 1909 – Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general
public at the Palace Theatre in London.
- HMHS Britannic, sister to the RMS Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast on this date in
- February 26, 1919 – President Woodrow Wilson signs an act of the U.S. Congress establishing most of the Grand Canyon as a
United States National Park.
- Also today in 1935 – Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development
of radar in the United Kingdom.
- Finnish observers report the first of many thousands of sightings of ghost rockets today in 1946.
- As part of the Apollo Program: NASA launches an AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket 48 years ago today.
- And this is the 21st anniversary of the World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North
Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing six and injuring over a thousand.
Happy Birthday goes out on this day to:
- French author, poet, and playwright Victor Hugo, born on this date in 1802
- Also born on this date in 1829 – Levi Strauss, German-American fashion designer, founded Levi Strauss & Co.
- American soldier and hunter Buffalo Bill was born today in 1846
- John Harvey Kellogg, American surgeon, and co-creator of Corn flakes was also born on this date in 1852
- Kenneth Edgeworth, Irish astronomer, economist, and engineer was born 134 years ago
- If February 26 is your birthday you also share it with the likes of:
- American animator, producer, and voice actor, Tex Avery
- Actors Jackie Gleason, Mason Adams, and Tony Randall
- Singer-songwriter Fats Domino
- and astronauts Anatoly Filipchenko and Susan J. Helms
And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February 26, 2014
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- Feb 29 – Paul Dove a.k.a Eilmer From Malmesbury UK
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