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 This day in History - February 26
413 Historic Events for February 26
1972

Scott Turner, NFL cornerback/safety (Washington Redskins)

Birth
1972

Clint McDaniel, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)

Birth
1973

Mary Finney, actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68

Death
1973

Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record $5.7m

Event
1973

Jenny Thompson, Danvers Mass, 400m freestyle (Olympics-gold-92, 96)

Birth
1973

Marshall Faulk, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)

Birth
1974

Ron Fox, soccer player (Willem II)

Birth
1974

Gold hits record $188 an ounce in Paris

Event
1975

1st televised kidney transplant (Today Show)

Event
1975

Mike Wilson, Brampton, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)

Birth
1975

"Night... Made America Famous" opens at Barrymore NYC for 75 perfs

Event
1975

Cindy Werley, Allentown PA, field hockey forward/midfielder (Oly-96)

Birth
1976

Froso Spyrou, Miss Universe-Cyprus (1996)

Birth
1976

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1977

1st flight of Space Shuttle (atop a Boeing 747)

Event
1977

Maxime Jacob, composer, dies at 71

Death
1977

Bukka White, rocker, dies at 43

Death
1977

Tim Thomas, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)

Birth
1978

Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in NYC

Event
1978

Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic

Event
1979

Last total eclipse of Sun in 20th century for continental US

Event
1980

R Hadlee scores Test Cricket century v Roberts, Garner, Holding, Croft

Event
1980

Milt coup under Desi Bouterse in Suriname

Event
1980

Egypt and Israel exchange ambassadors for 1st time

Event
1981

Howard Hanson, US composer/conductor (Nordic), dies at 84

Death