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Daily Calendar for Sunday, February 26, 2023

Born

  • Victor Hugo (author, Les Miserables) –
  • Levi Strauss (manufacturer) –
  • Buffalo Bill (Army scout) –
  • John Harvey Kellogg (physician) –
  • Robert Alda (actor) –
  • Jackie Gleason (actor & comedian) –
  • Tony Randall (actor) –
  • 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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