26 February It Happened Today


1723  Death of English architect and astronomer Sir Christopher Wren at the age of 90.

1802  Birth of French novelist Victor Hugo.

1839  The first Grand National horse race is run at Aintree in Liverpool.

1928  Birth of American jazz singer Fats Domino.

1935  Sir Robert Watson-Watt demonstrates his Radar invention for the first time.


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