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February 26 Birthdays

Buffalo Bill Cody
1846–1917, American Plainsman.

Victor Hugo
writer (1802)

Levi Strauss
entrepreneur, inventor (1829)

John Harvey Kellogg
surgeon, advocate of dietary reform (1852 )

Johnny Cash
singer (1932)

Jenny Thompson
swimmer (1973)

February 26 in History


Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from exile on the island of Elba.


A 312-ft long pneumatic subway was opened in New York City; funding for a larger version never materialized.


Leaders of the Boxer Uprising in China, Chi-hsui and Hsu Cheng-yu, were beheaded.


Grand Canyon National Park was established.


RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) was first demonstrated by Robert Watson-Watt.


A bomb exploded at the World Trade Center in New York. The blast killed six people and injured more than 1,000.

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