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 This day in History - February 26
413 Historic Events for February 26
1936

Manmohan Desai, filmmaker

Birth
1936

Military coup in Japan

Event
1936

Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen"

Event
1937

C Isherwood/WH Auden's "Ascent of F6," premieres in London

Event
1938

Jack Knight, Somerville Miss, actor (Mr Shamley-James at 15)

Birth
1938

US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer

Event
1938

1st passenger ship equipped with radar

Event
1938

Rie Van Veen swims world record 200m free style (2:24.6)

Event
1938

US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee

Event
1939

E Fernandez Arb¬Ęs, Spanish violinist/conductor/composer, dies at 75

Death
1940

US Air Defense Command forms at Mitchel Field, LI, NY

Event
1941

Utrecht and Zaandam strike against raid on Jews

Event
1941

Jan Keizer, Zaanse February striker, shot to death

Death
1941

Vichy-France makes religious education in school mandatory

Event
1941

2 fighters unable to continued slugfest, referee declares double KO

Event
1941

Cowboys' Amateur Association of America organized (Calif)

Event
1941

Keith Thomson, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v India 1968)

Birth
1942

Radio Orange calls for March 1 day of prayer in Dutch Indies

Event
1942

German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb

Event
1942

Werner Heisenberger informs nazis about uranium project "Wunderwaffen"

Event
1942

WW II Navy flier Don Mason sends message "Sighted sub sank same"

Event
1942

Joop van den Ende, director (Alsmeer Studio)

Birth
1942

Adriaan van Dis, author/TV-host (Nathan Sid, In Africa)

Birth
1943

Bill Duke, actor (Bird on a Wire, Predator)

Birth
1943

Bob "Bear" Hite, Calif, vocalist (Canned Heat-Going Up the Country)

Birth