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FEBRUARY 26

1846 Buffalo Bill Cody (Iowa-born Frontiersman, Buffalo Hunter, Scout) Buffalo Bill Cody Westward Expansion
1905 Crocker Snow (Massachusetts-born Aviation Pioneer) Massachusetts Pioneers and Aviatiors Aviation 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
1870 A Pneumatic Subway Opens in New York City New York City Subway Historic Firsts New York Subway Technology and Society
1886 The First Northern Pacific Railroad Passenger Train Reaches Ellensburg, Washington Ellensburg, Washington Railroad Historic Firsts History Link
1900 Britain's Labour Party Meets for the First Time Great Britain Voting Historic Firsts Official Website
1903 The First Speed Record Is Set on Florida's Daytona Beach: 65 mph Daytona Beach, Florida Automobiles Historic Firsts History Channel
1906 The First Shrine Circus Opens in Detroit, Michigan Detroit, Michigan Circus Historic Firsts The Shrine Circus Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1926 Theodore "Tiger" Flowers Is the First African American to Win Boxing's World Middleweight Championship Tiger Flowers Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1935 RADAR Is First Demonstrated in England by Bouncing Radio Waves Off an Airplane England Radio Inventors & Inventions History of Technology Historic Firsts BBC
1949 From Fort Worth, Texas, Lucky Lady II B-50 Superfortress, Takes Off for the First Nonstop Around-the-World Flight Fort Worth, Texas Aviation History Historic Firsts History Channel
1966 NASA Launches an Apollo Saturn Rocket for an Unmanned Test Flight Space Exploration NASA
1969 NASA Launches ESSA-7 Satellite to Provide Cloud-Cover Photography to the US National Meteorological Center Space Exploration Weather Clouds NASA
1980 Egypt & Israel Exchange Ambassadors for the First Time Egypt Israel World History Historic Firsts Television News Archive
1986 Robert Penn Warren Is Appointed as the First U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Penn Warren Poetry Historic Firsts RobertPennWarren.com

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