Sunday, February 26. Hopefully you are enjoying these posts, because the news has been real thin all weekend long…
There are 309 days left until the end of the year.
1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
1919 – President Woodrow Wilson signs an act of the U.S. Congress establishing most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park (see Grand Canyon National Park).
1929 – President Calvin Coolidge signs an Executive Order establishing the 96,000 acre Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
1935 – Adolf Hitler orders the Luftwaffe to be re-formed, violating the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.
1972 – The Buffalo Creek Flood caused by a burst dam kills 125 in West Virginia.
1987 – Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.
1991 – Gulf War: United States Army forces capture the town of Al Busayyah.
1993 – World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand.
1829 – Levi Strauss, German-born clothing designer (d. 1902)
1846 – William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, American frontiersman (d. 1917)
1908 – Tex Avery, American cartoonist (d. 1980)
1916 – Jackie Gleason, American actor, writer, composer, and comedian (d. 1987)
1919 – Mason Adams, American actor (d. 2005)
He was the Cadbury Creme Egg voice for years!
1920 – Tony Randall, American actor (d. 2004)
1928 – Fats Domino, American musician
1932 – Johnny Cash, American musician (d. 2003)
2002 – Lawrence Tierney, American actor (b. 1919)