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February 26th In Pop Culture History

1616 - Galileo Galilei was formally banned by the Roman Catholic Church from teaching or defending the view that the earth orbits the sun.

1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from Elba.

1829 - Levi Strauss was born. He never married, so, ironically, he didn't get to pass his genes on to the next generation.

1870 - New York City's first pneumatic-powered subway line, created by Alfred Beach, was opened to the public.

1909 - Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, was first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London with 21 short films.

1919 - 800,000 acres of the Grand Canyon, already a national monument, was designated a national park under President Woodrow Wilson

1929 - President Calvin Coolidge signed into law a bill establishing the Grand Teton National Park, in Wyoming.

1946 - Finnish observers reported the first of thousands of sightings of ghost rockets.

1966 - # 1 Hit February 26, 1966 - March 4, 1966: Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'

1977 - # 1 Hit February 26, 1977 - March 4, 1977: Eagles - New Kid in Town

1978 - Broadway Show - Deathtrap (Play) February 26, 1978

1988 - # 1 Hit February 27, 1988 - March 11, 1988: George Michael - Father Figure

February 26, 1992 Birthday (fictional) Matt Donovan, Vampire Diaries, TV

1993 - The first of the World Trade Bombings occurred , the bomb went off in a parked truck under the North Tower. The bombing killed six and injured over a thousand people.

1995 - Selena Quintanilla-Perez performed her last concert in Houston before being shot by her manager.

February 26, 19** Birthday (fictional) Patrick Star, SpongeBob SquarePants, Cartoon

2005 - Halle Berry accepted her Razzie Award at the 25th annual ceremony at Hollywood’s historic Ivar Theatre.

2011 - # 1 Hit February 26, 2011 - April 8, 2011: Lady Gaga - Born This Way

2012 - Trayvon Martin, an African-American teen walking home from a trip to a convenience store, was fatally shot in an altercation with George Zimmerman, a Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer patrolling the townhouse community of the Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida.

February 26th Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Corinne Bailey Rae (1979)
Victor Hugo (1802)
William Frawley (1887-1966)
Jackie Gleason (1916 - 1987)
Tony Randall (1920-2004)
Michael Bolton (1954)
Fats Domino (1928)
Theodore Sturgeon (1918)
Johnny Cash (1932 - 2003)
Tex Avery (1908)
Taylor Dooley (1993)
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