This Day In History — Birthday of Buffalo Bill

February 26

1815
Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from exile on the island of Elba.

1870
A 312-ft long pneumatic subway was opened in New York City; funding for a larger version never materialized.

1901
Leaders of the Boxer Uprising in China, Chi-hsui and Hsu Cheng-yu, were beheaded.

1919
Grand Canyon National Park was established.

1935
RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) was first demonstrated by Robert Watson-Watt.

1993
A bomb exploded at the World Trade Center in New York. The blast killed six people and injured more than 1,000.

Birthdays

Buffalo Bill Cody
1846–1917, American Plainsman.

Victor Hugo
writer (1802)

Levi Strauss
entrepreneur, inventor (1829)

John Harvey Kellogg
surgeon, advocate of dietary reform (1852)

Johnny Cash
singer (1932)

Jenny Thompson
swimmer (1973)

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