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This Day In History: Feb. 26

This Day in History

1848: The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, is published.
1919: Congress establishes the Grand Canyon National Park.
1934: Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the creation of a communications commission, which becomes the FCC.
1986: Robert Penn Warren is named the first U.S. poet laureate.
1993: A bomb explodes in a parking garage beneath New York City's World Trade Center, killing 6 people and injuring more than 1,000.

Today's Birthdays

1802: Victor Hugo, author (Besançon, France; died 1885)
1808: Honoré Daumier, painter/caricaturist (Marseilles, France; died 1879)
1829: Levi Strauss, creator of the first jeans (Buttenheim, Germany; died 1902)
1846: Buffalo Bill Cody, frontiersman/showman (Scott County, IA; died 1917)
1916: Jackie Gleason, comedian/actor (Brooklyn, NY; died 1987)
1919: Mason Adams, actor (New York, NY)
1920: Tony Randall, actor (Tulsa, OK; died 2004)
1921: Betty Hutton, singer/actress (Battle Creek, MI)
1928: Fats Domino, singer/songwriter (New Orleans, LA)
1931: Robert Novak, journalist (Joliet, IL)
1932: Johnny Cash, country singer (Kingsland, AR; died 2003)
1953: Michael Bolton, singer (New Haven, CT)
1971: Erykah Badu, singer/actress (Dallas, TX)
1973: Marshall Faulk, football player (New Orleans, LA)


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