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Interesting historical events occurring on February 26…

February 25, 2012

Sunday, February 26.  Hopefully you are enjoying these posts, because the news has been real thin all weekend long…

the gun wire


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)

the gun wire

Mason Adams

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)




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