Daily Calendar for Saturday, February 26, 2022

Born

  • Victor Hugo(author, Les Miserables)
  • Levi Strauss(manufacturer)
  • Buffalo Bill(Army scout)
  • John Harvey Kellogg(physician)
  • Herbert Henry Dow(chemist)
  • Grover Cleveland Alexander(baseball player)
  • Umberto Romano(artist)
  • Robert Alda(actor)
  • Jackie Gleason(actor & comedian)
  • Tony Randall(actor)
  • Betty Hutton(actress)
  • Antoine Fats" Domino"(singer)
  • Johnny Cash(singer)
  • Hagood Hardy(composer)
  • Adrian Dantley(basketball player)
  • Jenny Thompson(Olympic swimmer)
  • Corinne Bailey Rae(singer)
  • Taylor Dooley(actress)

Died

  • Constance Ford(actress)
  • David Doyle(actor)
  • Bill Cardoso(writer who coined the term gonzo" to describe the unrestrained participatory journalism practiced by Hunter S. Thompson and others")
  • Wendy Richard(actress)

Events

  • President Lincoln signed the National Currency Act, establishing a national banking system and uniform currency
  • Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona was established
  • Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming is established
  • Groundbreaking ceremony for Golden Gate Bridge took place in San Francisco, California
  • Spelling Bee, the first quiz show, aired on television
  • NASA announced that Venus is about 800 degrees F
  • Buffalo Creek disaster: 50 foot wall of water smashed down a narrow valley when a dam broke in Logan County, West Virginia
  • Michael Jackson's Thriller album hit number 1 on Billboard 200 chart and remained there for 37 weeks
  • Robert Penn Warren named U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry
  • A powerful bomb exploded in an underground parking lot of the World Trade Center in NYC, killing 6 people
  • Canada's GEODESIC mission launched in to northern lights, Alaska
  • First sextuplets to be born in Ohio (Akron)
  • At age 82, Christopher Plummer became the oldest Oscar winner after receiving the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beginners

Weather

  • An intense ocean storm blasted Cape Cod and Nantucket, with reported winds of 61 mph

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