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FEBRUARY 26

1829 Levi Strauss (German-American Founder of Levi Strauss Bue Jeans) Levi Strauss Levi Strauss (pdf)
1852 John Harvey Kellogg (Michigan-born Physician Who Developed Dry Cereal) John Harvey Kellogg Foods and Nutrition Business & Economics
1866 Herbert Henry Dow (Canadian Founder of Dow Chemical Company) Canadian Business Leaders Chemistry Business Dow Chemical
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1852 Eli Terry (Connecticut-born Inventor; First to Mass-Produce Clocks) Connecticut Scienctists and Inventors Inventors and Inventions Time Business Technology and Society
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1797 Bank of England Issues First 1-Note British History Bank of England Currencies Historic Firsts Chambers Book of Days
1862 The U.S.S. Bienville Captures the Schooner Alert off St. Johns, Florida St. Johns, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1864 An Expedition From the USS Tahoma Destroys a Large Salt Works Near St. Marks, Florida St. Marks, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1865 USS Marigold Captures a British Blockade Runner Between Havana and Key West, Florida Key West, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1886 The First Northern Pacific Railroad Passenger Train Reaches Ellensburg, Washington Ellensburg, Washington Railroad Historic Firsts History Link
1907 U.S. Congress Votes Itself a Salary Raise to $7500 Economics U.S. Congress
1936 Adolph Hitler Opens Assembly Plant in Sakse, Germany, for Manufacture of Volkswagens Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler Volkswagen South African History
1963 HOBIE Surfboard Trademark Is Registered HOBIE Web Site USPTO
1970 National Public Radio Is Incorporated Radio National Public Radio Current Newspaper
1977 Texas Farm Workers Union Members Begin 420-mile March to Austin to Lobby for the Right to Vote on Union Representation Texas Business Farming and Agriculture Labor Voting Human Rights/Civil Rights Texas State  Historical Association

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