Historical Events for 26th February 2019

1893 – 2 Clydesdale horses set record by pulling 48 tons on a sledge, Mich
1938 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
1940 – US Air Defense Command forms at Mitchel Field, LI, NY
1953 – 10th Golden Globes: “The Greatest Show on Earth”, Gary Cooper, and Shirley Booth win
1955 – 1st aviator to bail out at supersonic speed-GF Smith
1967 – Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champ
1989 – Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career
1991 – Coalition planes bomb Iraqi forces retreating from Kuwait during the Gulf War, killing hundreds and creating the so-called ‘Highway of Death’
2012 – 61st NBA All-Star Game, Amway Centre, Orlando, FL: West beats East, 152-149; MVP: Kevin Durant, OKC Thunder, F
2017 – 89th Academy Awards: Best Picture “Moonlight” (after mix-up), Best Director Damien Chazelle, Best Actor Casey Affleck, Best Actress Emma Stone

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