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February 26


1797   The Bank of England issues the first one-pound note.

1815   Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.

1929   The Grand Teton National Park is created.

1935   Robert-Watson Watt first demonstrates RADAR

Famous Birthdays:

1829   Levi Strauss (Levi's Jeans)

1846   Buffalo Bill (Cowboy)

1916   Jackie Gleason (Actor)

1928   Fats Domino (Singer)

1932   Johnny Cash (Singer)

1953   Micheal Boltan (Singer)

1972   Erykah Badu (Singer)

1982   Li Na (Tennis player)

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