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 This day in History - February 26
413 Historic Events for February 26
1870

1st NYC subway line opens (pneumatic powered)

Event
1871

Charles Niellon, Belgian brigade general, dies at 76

Death
1873

Ewoud van Everdingen, Dutch meteorologist

Birth
1874

Carl Vogler, composer

Birth
1875

Richard Wetz, composer

Birth
1875

Emma Dunn, actress (Dr Monica, Dr Kildare's Strange Case, Hideaway)

Birth
1876

Pauline Musters, smallest man (1'11.2" (58.9 cm))

Birth
1876

Agustin P Justo y Rolon, pres Argentina (1931-38)

Birth
1877

Carel S Adama van Scheltema, Dutch poet/writer (socialism)

Birth
1877

Russell Alexander, composer

Birth
1879

Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer/conductor/tutor of B Britten

Birth
1881

SS Ceylon begins 1st round-the-world cruise from Liverpool

Event
1881

-27] Natal: British troops under gen-major Colley occupy Majuba Hill

Event
1882

Walter Lucht, German artillery general (WW I/WW II)

Birth
1883

Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetism)

Birth
1884

British and Portuguese treaty signed in Congo by Leopold II

Event
1884

Christina A A [Dina] Koudijs-van Appeldoorn, pianist/composer

Birth
1884

Dina Appeldoorn, composer

Birth
1884

Hildo Krop, Dutch modernistic sculptor

Birth
1885

Lili Green, [Alice Sally Mary], Neth/Eng dancer

Birth
1885

Congress of Berlin, gives Congo to Belgium and Nigeria to England

Event
1887

George Lohmann took 1st 8-wkt haul in Test Crickets, 8-35 at SCG

Event
1887

Benegal Narsing Rau, India, pres of UN Security Council (1950)

Birth
1887

Grover Cleveland Alexander, HOF baseball pitcher (Phillies, Cubs)

Birth
1891

Henrik Ibsens "Hedda Gabler," premieres in Oslo

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