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 This day in History - February 26
413 Historic Events for February 26
1912

Coal miners strike in England (settle on 03/01)

Event
1913

Felix Draeseke, composer, dies at 77

Death
1913

Jon Hall, Fresno Calif, actor (Ramor of the Jungle)

Birth
1913

Hermann Lenz, writer

Birth
1913

George G Barker, English poet (Calamiterror, Anno Domini)

Birth
1914

Witold Rowicki, composer

Birth
1914

Robert Alda, NYC, actor (Dan Lewis-Supertrain, By Popular Demand)

Birth
1914

New York Museum of Science and Industry incorporated

Event
1915

Elisabeth Eybers, South Afr/Dutch poetess (That Woman and Other Verses)

Birth
1915

Malancourt, Argonnen (1st (German) flame-thrower

Event
1915

Pran Nath Chhuttani, physician/teacher

Birth
1916

Russian troops conquer Kermansjah Persia

Event
1916

Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

Event
1916

Germans sink French transport ship Provence II, killing 930

Event
1916

Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)

Birth
1916

Mordecai Seter, composer

Birth
1917

1st Annual fair at Utrecht Harbor (Netherlands)

Event
1917

Robert Taft Jr, (Sen-R-Oh)

Birth
1918

Otis R Bowen, US Sec of Health and Human Services (1985-89)

Birth
1918

Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, baseball pitcher (Bkln Dodgers)

Birth
1918

Theodore [Hamilton] Sturgeon, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar)

Birth
1918

Stands at Hong Kong Jockey Club collapse and burn, killing 604

Event
1919

Beppie Nooij, actress/director (Bluejackets-Rooie Sien)

Birth
1919

Congress forms Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona

Event
1919

Acadia National Park forms (as Lafayette N P), Maine

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