On February 26th...
open in a new window
King Erik XIV of Sweden died.
General Francis Marion died.
Poet and novelist Victor Hugo was born.
1813 Robert R. Livingston, delegate
to the Continental Congress and negotiator of the
Louisiana Purchase, died.
1815 Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from his exile on the island of
Businessman Levi Strauss was born.
Aloys Senefelder, inventor of lithography, died.
buffalo hunter and hero of Western novels, was
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published The
surveyor Philip Parker King died.
minister Charles Monroe
Sheldon was born.
President Abraham Lincoln signed the National
The 15th Amendment, guaranteeing all races the
right to vote, was sent to the states for
The first subway line in New York City opened.
Actor William Frawley was born.
Michael Owens patented a glass-blowing machine.
1903 Richard Jordan
Gatling, inventor of
the Gatling Gun, died.
Congress created the Dillingham Commission to
examine the impact of immigrants on America.
1907 Royal Oil and Shell merged
to form British Petroleum.
Cartoonist Tex Avery was
The New York Museum of Science and Industry was
Jackie Gleason, comedian and actor, was born.
Grand Canyon National
Park was established by
1919 Actor Mason Adams was born.
Actor Tony Randall was born.
Game show host Tom Kennedy was born.
Singer Fats Domino was born.
1928 Israeli Prime Minister
Ariel Sharon was born.
Grand Teton National Park was established.
The first red and green traffic lights were
installed, in Manhattan, New York.
Singer Johnny Cash was born.
1933 Ground was broken
for the Golden Gate Bridge.
The German Luftwaffe was re-formed under Hermann
1935 Babe Ruth was released by
the New York Yankees.
Ferdinand Porsche's Volkswagen was introduced to
The United States Air Defense Command was
The Cowboys' Amateur Association of America was
Nurse Sue Dauser became the first female Captain
in the U.S. Navy.
Singer-musician Mitch Ryder was born.
Actress Priscilla Lopez was born.
Singer Michael Bolton was born.
The engagement of Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom to Antony
Armstrong-Jones was announced.
1961 King Mohammed V of Morocco died.
The first sub-orbital flight of a Saturn rocket was made.
Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol died.
The "Today Show" televised a kidney
The U.S. space shuttle flew for the first time,
atop a modified Boeing 747.
The Tower Commission issued its report on the
A bomb planted by Islamic extremists exploded in
the parking garage of the World Trade Center,
killing six and injuring more than 1,000.
Questions or comments about