Technorama Ep399.RC1: Technorama in Technicolor

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  • Death Star Backlash
  • Leonard Nimoy’s connection to Star Wars

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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
    1914.
  • 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 28 – Wayne Something Something – Bethlehem PA
  • Feb 29 – Paul Dove a.k.a Eilmer From Malmesbury UK
  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki.

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