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This Day in History: February 26

February 26: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1909 - Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at the Palace Theatre in London.
  2. 1919 - President Woodrow Wilson signs an act of the U.S. Congress establishing most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park - the Grand Canyon National Park.
  3. 1929 - President Calvin Coolidge signs an Executive Order establishing the 96,000 acre Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
  4. 1966 - Apollo Program: Launch of AS-201, the first flight of the Saturn IB rocket
  5. 1971 - U.N. Secretary General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.
  6. Famous Birthdays: émile Clapeyron (French engineer and physicist), Victor Hugo (French author, poet, and playwright), Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville (French geologist and meteorologist), Giulio Natta (Italian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Susan J. Helms (American general, astronaut, and engineer)

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