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 This day in History - February 26
413 Historic Events for February 26
1981

Munabi, assistant to Uganda president Obote, murdered

Death
1981

FC Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], lawyer/writer (Turkish War), dies at 79

Death
1981

3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since Aug 1980 are released

Event
1981

84 penalties (406 mins) assessed for a brawl between NHL Minn and Bost

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1981

French Train … Grande Vitesse averages 380 kph on trial run

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1982

Test Cricket debut of Martin Crowe, v Australia Wellington, run out 9

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1982

Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz pianist (Perfect Circle), dies at 45

Death
1983

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 37 weeks

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1983

Shortwave pirate Radio USA (Wellsville, NY) begins transmission

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1984

Robert Penn Warren, Pulitzer Prize winner, named 1st US poet laureate

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1984

Rev Jesse Jackson acknowledges that he called NYC, "Hymietown"

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1984

Last US marines in multinatl peacekeeping force in Lebanon left Beirut

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1984

Pak Awang (84) marries 80th spouse

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1985

27th Grammy Awards: Whats Love Got to Do With It, Cyndi Lauper wins

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1986

Evert van Benthem wins 14th Frisian 11-Cities skating race (6:55:16)

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1987

USSR resumes nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1987

Wash blocks 20 Indiana shots tying NBA regulation game record

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1987

1st release of Beatles compact discs

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1987

Tower Commission probes Iran-Contra affair

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1987

NBA's Michael Jordan's 58 points is a Chicago Bull record

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1987

NASA launches GEOS-H

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1988

Christa Rotherburger (GDR) skates ladies world record 1000m (1:17.65)

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1989

Lowest barometric pressure in Netherlands (95.5 hPa)

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1989

NY Yankees announce that Tom Seaver is their new TV sportscaster

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1989

Calif court throws out most of Margo Adams's $12 million breach-of- contract suit against Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs

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