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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- February 26


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Interesting things that happened February 26th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1802 Victor Hugo (in France), author
  In 1846 William "Buffalo Bill" Cody (near Davenport, Iowa), frontiersman
  In 1852 John Harvey Kellogg, physician, co-inventor of flaked cereal process
  In 1866 Herbert Henry Dow, pioneer in U.S. chemical industry
  In 1908 Frederick Bean "Tex" Avery, director, actor
  In 1916 Jackie Gleason, actor, comedian (Honeymooner's)
  In 1919 Mason Adams
  In 1920 Tony Randall, actor (The Odd Couple)
  In 1921 Betty Hutton, actor, comedian, singer (Annie Get Your Gun)
  In 1928 Fats Domino, singer
  In 1931 Robert Novak
  In 1932 Johnny Cash, singer, The Man in Black
  In 1948 Priscilla Lopez (in New York)

Events worth noting:
        + Liberation Day (Kuwait)
  In 1732 Mass celebrated at St. Joseph's, Philadelphia, PA, the only Roman
          Catholic church maintained in the English colonies prior to 1776.
  In 1815 Napoleon escapes from Elba, beginning the 100 days before he would
          eventually meet his Waterloo.
  In 1848 Second French Republic was proclaimed.
        + The first edition of The Communist Manifesto is published in London.
  In 1863 President Lincoln signs the National Currency Act.
  In 1870 First New York City subway line was opened to the public.
  In 1881 S.S. Ceylon begins first round-the-world cruise from Liverpool.
  In 1891 First buffalo purchased for Golden Gate Park.
  In 1919 Congress established Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.
  In 1930 First red and green traffic lights installed (Manhattan, NYC).
  In 1933 Golden Gate Bridge ground-breaking ceremony held at Crissy Field.
  In 1935 Yanks release Babe Ruth.
        + RADAR-Radio Detection & Ranging 1st demonstrated (Robert Watson-
          Watt).
  In 1942 WW II Navy flier Don Mason sent message 'Sighted sub sank same'.
  In 1951 22nd Amendment ratified, limiting President to two terms.
  In 1952 PM Winston Churchill announced that Britain had its own atomic bomb.
  In 1954 First photo-engraving typesetting machine used at Quincy, Mass.
  In 1955 First aviator to bail out at supersonic speed - G. F. Smith.
  In 1969 Levi Eshkol dies, Golda Meir becomes premier of Israel.
  In 1970 Beatles release "Beatles Again" a.k.a. "Hey Jude" album.
  In 1984 The last U.S. Marines leave Beirut.
  In 1986 Former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos, having fled in
          defeat, takes up residence in Hawaii with wife Imelda.
  In 1991 Kuwait is liberated from Iraqi occupation by U.N. forces.
  In 1993 A van-bomb goes off at the World Trade Center garage.

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