On this day.... February 26

National Pistachio Day

FEBRUARY 26TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PISTACHIO DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TELL A FAIRY TALE DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • VICTOR HUGO (1802-1885)
  • LEVI STRAUSS (1829-1902)
  • BUFFALO BILL CODY (1846-1917)
  • JACKIE GLEASON (1916-1987)
 
  • TONY RANDALL (1920-2004)
  • FATS DOMINO (1928-2017)
  • ARIEL SHARON (1928-2014)
  • JOHNNY CASH (1932-2003)
 
  • JANE WAGNER (1935, 83)
  • MICHAEL BOLTON (1953, 65)
 
  • RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN (1954, 64)
  • TIM KAINE (1958, 60)
 
  • ERYKAH BADU (1971, 47)
  • MAX MARTIN (1971, 47)
  • CORINNE BAILEY RAE (1979, 39)
  • NATE RUESS (1982, 36)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1616, GALILEO RECEIVES AN INQUISITION FROM THE ROMAN EMPIRE OVER HIS BELIEF THAT THE EARTH REVOLVES AROUND THE SUN
  • IN 1732, THE FIRST CATHOLIC MASS IN THE US IS PERFORMED IN PHILADELPHIA
  • IN 1815, NAPOLEON BEGINS HIS ATTEMPT TO RECONQUER FRANCE
  • IN 1863, PRESIDENT LINCOLN ESTABLISHES A SINGLE AMERICAN CURRENCY WITH THE NATIONAL CURRENCY ACT
  • IN 1919, CONGRESS MAKES THE GRAND CANYON A NATIONAL PARK
 
  • IN 1930, THE FIRST RED AND GREEN TRAFFIC LIGHT IS INSTALLED IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1933, GROUND IS BROKEN ON THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
  • IN 1935, THE YANKEES RELEASE BABE RUTH WHO SIGNS WITH THE BOSTON BRAVES
  • IN 1951, THE 22ND AMENDMENT IS RATIFIED, LIMITED THE PRESIDENT TO TWO TERMS
  • IN 1960, THE US SUPREME COURT RULES THAT RACIAL SEGREGATION ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
 
  • IN 1966, NANCY SINATRA WENT TO #1 WITH “THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING”
  • IN 1975, THE TODAY SHOW TELEVISES A LIVE KIDNEY TRANSPLANT
  • IN 1977, THE EAGLES WENT TO #1 WITH “NEW KID IN TOWN”
 
  • IN 1981, JOEY COYLE FIND $1.2 MILLION THAT HAD FALLEN OUT OF AN ARMORED TRUCK AND DECIDES TO KEEP AND SPEND IT. HE IS ARRESTED SIX DAYS LATER, BUT FOUND NOT GUILTY BY TEMPORARY INSANITY, LEADING TO THE 1993 MOVIE “MONEY FOR NOTHING”
  • IN 1983, MICHAEL JACKSON GOES TO #1 WITH “THRILLER” FOR 37 WEEKS
  • IN 1986, FERDINAND MARCOS FLEES THE PHILLIPINES AFTER RULING FOR 20 YEARS
 
  • IN 1989, THE DALLAS COWBOYS FIRE TOM LANDRY AFTER 29 YEARS
  • IN 1993, A TRUCK BOMB EXPLODES IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER KILLING SIX PEOPLE IN THE FIRST ATTEMPT TO TAKE DOWN THE TWIN TOWERS. AT THE TIME IT IS THE DEADLIEST TERROR ATTACK ON US SOIL
 
  • IN 1998, OPRAH WINFREY WINS A LAWSUIT BROUGHT AGAINST HER FOR “BEEF DEFAMATION” BY A GROUP OF CATTLE RANCHERS FROM TEXAS
  • IN 2004, ROSIE O’DONNELL MARRIER HER WIFE KELLI IN SAN FRANCISCO
  • IN 2009, TOM BRADY MARRIES GISELE BUNDCHEN IN SANTA MONICA
 
  • IN 2012, “THE ARTIST” BECOMES THE FIRST SILENT FILM IN 85 YEARS TO WIN BEST PICTURE AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS
  • IN 2017, THE WRONG MOVIE IS GIVEN BEST PICTURE AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS AS PRESENTER FAYE DUNAWAY ACCIDENTALLY SAYS “LA LA LAND”. AFTER A FEW MOMENTS, “MOONLIGHT” IS ANNOUNCED AS THE ACTUAL WINNER
 

TRIVIA:

JOHN KELLOGG, INVENTOR OF CEREAL “FLAKES” THAT NOW BEAR HIS NAME, WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1852. WHAT DID HE ACTUALLY DO FOR A LIVING BEFORE THIS INVENTION?

A SURGEON WHO RAN A SANITARIUM FOR THE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, FAMOUS FOR HIS INSISTENCE THAT ENEMAS AND ABSTINENCE PROMOTED MENTAL HEALTH. HE WAS ALSO A VEGETARIAN WHO INVENTED CORN FLAKES AS A VEGETARIAN HEALTH OPTION FOR HIS PATIENTS.

 

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