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 This day in History - February 26
413 Historic Events for February 26
1891

Alan Bridge, PA, actor (North of Arizona, Badmen of the Hills)

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1891

1st buffalo purchased for Golden Gate Park

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1893

Ivor A "I A" Richards, English poet/critic (Meaning of Meaning) [NS]

Birth
1893

2 Clydesdale horses set record by pulling 48 tons on a sledge, Mich

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1893

William Frawley, Iowa, actor (Fred Mertz-I Love Lucy, Bub-My 3 Sons)

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1893

Einar Halvorsen skates world record 500m (48 sec)

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1895

Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio patents a glass-blowing machine

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1896

Andrei A Zjdanov, Russian politician (against kosmopolitism)

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1896

Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer

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1898

Julien de Valckenaere, Flemish writer

Birth
1900

Jean Negulesco, Craiova Romania, director (Johnny Belinda, Jessica)

Birth
1901

Chi-hsui, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded

Death
1901

Hsu Cheng-yu, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded

Death
1902

Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna Philharmonic)

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1902

Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)

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1903

Richard J Gatling, US inventor (Gatling Gun), dies at 84

Death
1906

Madeleine Carroll, England, actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent)

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1906

Nikos Ghika, artist

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1906

Manuel Fernandez Caballero, composer, dies at 70

Death
1907

US Congress raised their own salaries to $7500

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1907

Royal Oil and Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)

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1908

Tex Avery, cartoon director (What's up, Doc?)

Birth
1909

Caran d'Ache, [Emmanuel Poir‚], French illustrator, dies

Death
1909

Phyllis Fanny Primrose-Pechey Cradock, TV Chef

Birth
1911

Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia MP chairman

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