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FEBRUARY 26

1823 Joseph LeConte (Georgia-born Educator, Expert on Science and Religion) Georgia Scientists and Mathematicians Educators of Note Evolution Religion University of Georgia
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
Deaths
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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1862 President Lincoln, by Military Order Pursuant to an Act of Congress, Takes Over All Telegraph Lines U.S. Congress President Lincoln The Telegraph First Amendment American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1870 A Pneumatic Subway Opens in New York City New York City Subway Historic Firsts New York Subway Technology and Society
1903 The First Speed Record Is Set on Florida's Daytona Beach: 65 mph Daytona Beach, Florida Automobiles Historic Firsts History Channel
1933 Construction Begins on the Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge LearnCalifornia
1935 RADAR Is First Demonstrated in England by Bouncing Radio Waves Off an Airplane England Radio Inventors & Inventions History of Technology Historic Firsts BBC
1936 Adolph Hitler Opens Assembly Plant in Sakse, Germany, for Manufacture of Volkswagens Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler Volkswagen South African History
1952 Winston Churchill Announces Britain Has Its Own Atomic Bomb Winston Chruchill Nuclear Weapons New York Times
1966 NASA Launches an Apollo Saturn Rocket for an Unmanned Test Flight Space Exploration NASA
1967 USSR Conducts 20-150 kT Underground Nuclear Test in Kazakhstan Soviet Union Kazakhstan Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1969 NASA Launches ESSA-7 Satellite to Provide Cloud-Cover Photography to the US National Meteorological Center Space Exploration Weather Clouds NASA
1976 U.S. Conducts Underground Nuclear Test in Nevada Nevada Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
1980 Florida's Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant Is Shut Down Following a Spill of Radioactive Water Florida Nuclear Power Radioactivity Florida Historical Society
1987 USSR Conducts Underground Nuclear Test in Kazakhstan Soviet Union Kazakhstan Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
2000 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Injures Several People in the Northern Mariana Islands Marianas Earthquake USGS

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