History February 26th

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  1. mscbkc070904

    mscbkc070904 Premium Member

    1531 - Earthquake in Lisbon Spain, kills 20,000-30,000
    1534 - Pope Paul II affirms George van Egmond as bishop of Utrecht
    1616 - Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo
    1732 - 1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, Philadelphia
    1815 - Napoleon and 1,200 leave Elba to start 100-day re-conquest of France
    1832 - Polish constitution abolished/replaced by Czar Nicholas I
    1834 - 1st US interstate crime compact (NY-NJ) ratified
    1848 - 2nd French Republic proclaimed
    1848 - Marx and Engels publish "Communist Manifesto"
    1852 - British frigate Birkenhead sinks off South Africa-458 die
    1863 - Lincoln signs National Currency Act
    1866 - New York Legislature forms NYC Metropolitan Board of Health
    1869 - 15th Amendment guaranteeing right to vote sent to states
    1870 - 1st NYC subway line opens (pneumatic powered)
    1881 - SS Ceylon begins 1st round-the-world cruise from Liverpool
    1884 - British and Portuguese treaty signed in Congo by Leopold II
    1885 - Congress of Berlin, gives Congo to Belgium and Nigeria to England
    1891 - 1st buffalo purchased for Golden Gate Park
    1893 - 2 Clydesdale horses set record by pulling 48 tons on a sledge, Mich
    1895 - Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio patents a glass-blowing machine
    1907 - Royal Oil and Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)
    1907 - US Congress raised their own salaries to $7500
    1914 - New York Museum of Science and Industry incorporated
    1915 - Malancourt, Argonnen (1st (German) flame-thrower
    1916 - Germans sink French transport ship Provence II, killing 930
    1916 - Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract
    1918 - Stands at Hong Kong Jockey Club collapse and burn, killing 604
    1919 - Congress forms Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
    1923 - Italian nationalist and fascists merge (blue-shirts and black-shirts)
    1924 - Trial against Hitler in Munich begins
    1925 - Jihad-Saint war against Turkish govt
    1929 - Pres Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park
    1930 - 1st red and green traffic lights installed (Manhattan NYC)
    1933 - Golden Gate Bridge ground-breaking ceremony held at Crissy Field
    1935 - Germany begin Luftwaffe operation, under Reichsmarshall H Goering
    1935 - NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves
    1935 - RADAR-Radio Detection and Ranging 1st demonstrated (Robert Watson-Watt)
    1936 - Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen"
    1936 - Military coup in Japan
    1938 - 1st passenger ship equipped with radar
    1940 - US Air Defense Command forms at Mitchel Field, LI, NY
    1941 - Utrecht and Zaandam strike against raid on Jews
    1941 - Vichy-France makes religious education in school mandatory
    1942 - WW II Navy flier Don Mason sends message "Sighted sub sank same"
    1942 - Werner Heisenberger informs nazis about uranium project "Wunderwaffen"
    1944 - 1st female US navy captain, Sue Dauser of nurse corps, appointed
    1945 - Very heavy bombing on Berlin by 8th US Air Force
    1949 - USAF plane began 1st nonstop around-the-world flight
    1951 - 22nd amendment to Constitution is ratified
    1951 - Bread rationing in Czechoslovakia
    1952 - PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb
    1954 - 1st typesetting machine (photo engraving) used, Quincy Mass
    1954 - Michigan rep Ruth Thompson (R) introduces legislation to ban mailing "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" phonograph (rock and roll) records
    1955 - 1st aviator to bail out at supersonic speed-GF Smith
    1960 - Soviet premier Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia
    1962 - US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation
    1965 - West Germany ceases military aid to Tanzania
    1968 - Clandestine Radio Voice of Iraqi People (Communist) final transmission
    1972 - Dam break in WV kills 107
    1972 - Slag heap dam collapses above Buffalo Creek WV, kills 125
    1975 - 1st televised kidney transplant (Today Show)
    1977 - 1st flight of Space Shuttle (atop a Boeing 747)
    1979 - Last total eclipse of Sun in 20th century for continental US **I remember this the whole sky got like night, it was cool!!!***
    1980 - Egypt and Israel exchange ambassadors for 1st time
    1981 - 3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since Aug 1980 are released
    1983 - Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 37 weeks
    1984 - Last US marines in multinatl peacekeeping force in Lebanon left Beirut
    1984 - Pak Awang (84) marries 80th spouse **80 wives??? What happened to the other 79???makes you think, he isnt any good...should have given up after 5**
    1987 - NASA launches GEOS-H
    1987 - Tower Commission probes Iran-Contra affair
    1990 - USSR agrees to withdraw all 73,500 troops from Czech by July, 1991
    1991 - Kuwaiti resistance leaders declare they have control of their capital
    1992 - Irish Supreme Court rules 14 year old rape victim may get an abortion
    1993 - 2nd tallest building in world, NYC World Trade Center bombed, 7 die
    1998 - Oprah Winfrey beats Texas cattlemen in beef trial
    1998 - Total solar eclipse in Venezuela-Pacific Ocean