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 This day in History - February 26
413 Historic Events for February 26
1943

German assault moves to Beja North Tunisia

Event
1943

Paul Cotton, LA Calif, rocker (Poco)

Birth
1943

Bob van Reeth, Flemish architect

Birth
1944

Marilyn Michaels, comedienne (ABC Comedy Hour)

Birth
1944

1st female US navy captain, Sue Dauser of nurse corps, appointed

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1945

Mitch Ryder, rocker (and Detroit Wheels-Devil With the Blue Dress)

Birth
1945

Very heavy bombing on Berlin by 8th US Air Force

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1946

Phyllis Eisenstein, US, sci-fi author (Sorcerer's Son, Born to Exile)

Birth
1946

2 killed and 10 wounded in race riot in Columbia Tenn

Event
1946

Bobby "Bingo" Smith, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)

Birth
1947

Sandi Shaw, [Sandra Goodrich], Essex, rocker (Girl Don't Come)

Birth
1947

Ben Webster, actor (Old Curiosity Shop), dies at 82

Death
1948

Priscilla Lopez, Bronx NY, actress (In the Beginning, Kay O'Brien)

Birth
1949

USAF plane began 1st nonstop around-the-world flight

Event
1949

Emma Kirkby, British(?) soprano

Birth
1950

Leonard Bernstein's "Age of Anxiety," premieres in NYC

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1950

Jonathan Cain, Chicago, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Journey, Babys)

Birth
1950

Harry Lauder (Maclennan), Scottish comic/singer, dies at about 75

Death
1951

Bread rationing in Czechoslovakia

Event
1951

22nd amendment to Constitution is ratified

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1952

PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb

Event
1952

Neth-Indonesian Unity conference

Event
1953

Bree Walker, news anchor (WNBC TV, KNBC TV)

Birth
1953

Allen W Dulles, promoted from deputy to 5th director of CIA

Event
1953

Martinus Nijhoff, Dutch poet/linguist (spelling), dies at 58

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