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February 26

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
1995  Barings, England's oldest investment banking company, fails after a securities broker loses over $1 billion gambling on Tokyo stock prices.
 
1993Six people die and more than a thousand are injured when Islamic extremists explode a bomb in the parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City.
 
1990President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua concedes defeat to election opponent, Violeta Barrios de Chamorro.
 
1987The Tower Commission report is issued, chiding US president Ronald Reagan for his national security staff's actions in the Iran-Contra affair.
 
1979A total solar eclipse casts a huge shadow from Oregon to North Dakota.
 
1961Mohammed V, King of Morocco, dies.
 
1952Britain announces that it has its own atomic bomb.
 
1951The 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution, which limits a president to two terms of office, is ratified.
 
1940The US Air Defense Command is created.
 
1929Grand Teton National Park is established.
 
1925Oregon adopts its state flag.
 
1919Grand Canyon National Park is established.
 
1903Richard Gattling, rapid-fire gun (the Gattling gun) inventor, dies.
 

Born today:

1972  Rico Wade - R&B singer (Society of Soul)

1971  Erykah Badu - singer

1961  John Jon - singer (Bronski Beat)

1953  Michael Bolton - singer

1950  Jonathan Cain - keyboardist (The Babys, Journey)

1945  Mitch Ryder - singer

1943  Paul Cotton - guitarist (Poco)

1932  Johnny Cash - singer, guitarist

1928  Fats Domino - singer

1920  Tony Randall - actor

1919  Mason Adams - actor

1916  Jackie Gleason - comedian, actor

1846  Buffalo Bill Cody - frontiersman

1829  Levi Strauss - denim jeans creator

1802  Victor Hugo - author (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
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