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Today is Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Events
1998 Total solar eclipse in Venezuela-Pacific Ocean (4m09)
1998 Steven M Gluckstern completes sale of NY Islanders
1998 Oprah Winfrey beats Texas cattlemen in beef trial
1997 39th Grammy Awards: Change the World Babyface, Beck & LeAnn Rimes wins
1995 London finance house of Barings collapse after losses in Singapore by trader Nick Leeson
1994 St Louis Blues beat Ottawa Senators 11-1
1994 Actor Dolph Lundgren (34) weds Anette Qviberg in Stockholm
1993 Allan Border beats Gavaskar's record for most Test Cricket runs 10,123
1993 9th Soap Opera Digest Awards
1993 2nd tallest building in world, NYC World Trade Center bombed, 7 die
1992 Irish Supreme Court rules 14 year old rape victim may get an abortion
1992 "Search & Destroy" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 46 perfs
1991 NY-NJ Knights (WLAF) players 1st come together
1991 Kuwaiti resistance leaders declare they have control of their capital
1991 Bill Veeck & Tony Lazzeri elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1991 Asanka Gurusinha scores twin Test Cricket tons v NZ (119 & 102)
1990 USSR agrees to withdraw all 73,500 troops from Czech by July, 1991
1989 Calif court throws out most of Margo Adams's $12 million breach-of- contract suit against Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs
1989 NY Yankees announce that Tom Seaver is their new TV sportscaster
1989 Lowest barometric pressure in Netherlands (95.5 hPa)
1989 Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am
1989 "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 634 perfs
1988 Christa Rotherburger (GDR) skates ladies world record 1000m (1:17.65)
1987 Wash blocks 20 Indiana shots tying NBA regulation game record
1987 USSR resumes nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1987 Tower Commission probes Iran-Contra affair
1987 NBA's Michael Jordan's 58 points is a Chicago Bull record
1987 NASA launches GEOS-H
1987 1st release of Beatles compact discs
1986 Evert van Benthem wins 14th Frisian 11-Cities skating race (6:55:16)
1985 27th Grammy Awards: Whats Love Got to Do With It, Cyndi Lauper wins
1984 Robert Penn Warren, Pulitzer Prize winner, named 1st US poet laureate
1984 Rev Jesse Jackson acknowledges that he called NYC, "Hymietown"
1984 Pak Awang (84) marries 80th spouse
1984 Last US marines in multinatl peacekeeping force in Lebanon left Beirut
1983 Shortwave pirate Radio USA (Wellsville, NY) begins transmission
1983 Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 37 weeks
1982 Test Cricket debut of Martin Crowe, v Australia Wellington, run out 9
1981 French Train Grande Vitesse averages 380 kph on trial run
1981 84 penalties (406 mins) assessed for a brawl between NHL Minn & Bost
1981 3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since Aug 1980 are released
1980 R Hadlee scores Test Cricket century v Roberts, Garner, Holding, Croft
1980 Milt coup under Desi Bouterse in Suriname
1980 Egypt & Israel exchange ambassadors for 1st time
1979 Last total eclipse of Sun in 20th century for continental US
1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
1978 Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in NYC
1977 1st flight of Space Shuttle (atop a Boeing 747)
1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 1st televised kidney transplant (Today Show)
1975 "Night... Made America Famous" opens at Barrymore NYC for 75 perfs
1974 Gold hits record $188 an ounce in Paris
1973 Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record $5.7m
1972 Slag heap dam collapses above Buffalo Creek WV, kills 125
1972 Dam break in WV kills 107
1970 Beatles release "Beatles Again" aka "Hey Jude" album
1970 "Georgy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 4 performances
1968 Clandestine Radio Voice of Iraqi People (Communist) final transmission
1967 Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champ
1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1966 KBIM TV channel 10 in Roswell, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
1965 West Germany ceases military aid to Tanzania
1965 Dutch Govt of Marijnen falls
1962 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs NY
1962 US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation
1962 Arthur Kopit's "Oh, Dad, Poor Dad . . .," premieres in NYC
1960 Verne Gagne beats Doctor X in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
1960 USA's David Jenkins wins Olympic Gold for men's figure skating
1960 Soviet premier Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia
1956 Writers Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge
1956 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
1955 1st aviator to bail out at supersonic speed-GF Smith
1955 "Peter Pan" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 149 performances
1954 Michigan rep Ruth Thompson (R) introduces legislation to ban mailing "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" phonograph (rock & roll) records
1954 1st typesetting machine (photo engraving) used, Quincy Mass
1953 Allen W Dulles, promoted from deputy to 5th director of CIA
1952 PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb
1952 Neth-Indonesian Unity conference
1951 Bread rationing in Czechoslovakia
1951 22nd amendment to Constitution is ratified
1950 Leonard Bernstein's "Age of Anxiety," premieres in NYC
1949 USAF plane began 1st nonstop around-the-world flight
1946 2 killed & 10 wounded in race riot in Columbia Tenn
1945 Very heavy bombing on Berlin by 8th US Air Force
1944 1st female US navy captain, Sue Dauser of nurse corps, appointed
1943 German assault moves to Beja North Tunisia
1942 Werner Heisenberger informs nazis about uranium project "Wunderwaffen"
1942 WW II Navy flier Don Mason sends message "Sighted sub sank same"
1942 Radio Orange calls for March 1 day of prayer in Dutch Indies
1942 German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb
1941 Vichy-France makes religious education in school mandatory
1941 Utrecht & Zaandam strike against raid on Jews
1941 Cowboys' Amateur Association of America organized (Calif)
1941 2 fighters unable to continued slugfest, referee declares double KO
1940 US Air Defense Command forms at Mitchel Field, LI, NY
1938 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
1938 US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
1938 Rie Van Veen swims world record 200m free style (2:24.6)
1938 1st passenger ship equipped with radar
1937 C Isherwood/WH Auden's "Ascent of F6," premieres in London
1936 Military coup in Japan
1936 Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen"
1935 RADAR-Radio Detection & Ranging 1st demonstrated (Robert Watson-Watt)
1935 NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves
1935 Germany begin Luftwaffe operation, under Reichsmarshall H Goering
1933 Marinus van der Lubbe kept overnight in a police cell
1933 Golden Gate Bridge ground-breaking ceremony held at Crissy Field
1933 Golden Gate Bridge ground-breaking ceremony.
1930 West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England
1930 1st red & green traffic lights installed (Manhattan NYC)
1930 "Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater
1929 Pres Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park
1926 Dark Street in the Bronx renamed Lustre Street
1925 Jihad-Saint war against Turkish govt
1924 Trial against Hitler in Munich begins
1923 Italian nationalist & fascists merge (blue-shirts & black-shirts)
1919 Congress forms Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
1919 Acadia National Park forms (as Lafayette N P), Maine
1918 Stands at Hong Kong Jockey Club collapse & burn, killing 604
1917 1st Annual fair at Utrecht Harbor (Netherlands)
1916 Russian troops conquer Kermansjah Persia
1916 Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract
1916 Germans sink French transport ship Provence II, killing 930
1915 Malancourt, Argonnen (1st (German) flame-thrower
1914 New York Museum of Science & Industry incorporated
1912 Coal miners strike in England (settle on 03/01)
1907 US Congress raised their own salaries to $7500
1907 Royal Oil & Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)
1895 Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio patents a glass-blowing machine
1893 Einar Halvorsen skates world record 500m (48 sec)
1893 2 Clydesdale horses set record by pulling 48 tons on a sledge, Mich
1891 Henrik Ibsens "Hedda Gabler," premieres in Oslo
1891 1st buffalo purchased for Golden Gate Park
1887 George Lohmann took 1st 8-wkt haul in Test Crickets, 8-35 at SCG
1885 Congress of Berlin, gives Congo to Belgium & Nigeria to England
1884 British & Portuguese treaty signed in Congo by Leopold II
1881 SS Ceylon begins 1st round-the-world cruise from Liverpool
1881 -27] Natal: British troops under gen-major Colley occupy Majuba Hill
1870 1st NYC subway line opens (pneumatic powered)
1869 Franz Schubert's "4th Tragic," premieres
1869 15th Amendment guaranteeing right to vote sent to states
1866 New York Legislature forms NYC Metropolitan Board of Health
1863 Lincoln signs National Currency Act
1863 President Lincoln signs the National Currency Act.
1862 Battle of Woodburn, KY
1859 Paul Morphy's chess match vs Augustus Mongredien begins; Morphy wins
1852 British frigate Birkenhead sinks off South Africa-458 die
1848 Marx & Engels publish "Communist Manifesto"
1848 2nd French Republic forms
1848 2nd French Republic proclaimed
1839 Jem Mason on Lottery wins 1st Grand National Steeplechase (Britain)
1834 1st US interstate crime compact (NY-NJ) ratified
1832 Polish constitution abolished/replaced by Czar Nicholas I
1815 Napoleon & 1,200 leave Elba to start 100-day re-conquest of France
1804 Vice-admiral William Bligh ends siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad
1797 Bank of England issues 1st 1-note
1773 Construction authorized for Walnut St jail (Phila) (1st solitary)
1732 Mass celebrated for 1st time at St Joseph's Church (Phila)
1732 1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, Philadelphia
1616 Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo
1590 Mauritius of Nassaus sails to Breda
1534 Pope Paul II affirms George van Egmond as bishop of Utrecht
1531 Earthquake in Lisbon Spain, kills 20,000-30,000
1266 Battle of Benevento

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