27 February 2013

Timeline February 26 to 28

February 26
1815  Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from the island of Elba to begin his second conquest of France.
1846  William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, buffalo hunter, Indian scout and Frontiersman-turned-showman,  was born in Scott County, Iowa.
1852  John Harvey Kellogg, American physician who developed dry cereal, was born.
1866  Herbert H Dow, American founder of Dow Chemical Co. was born.
1937  Hagood Hardy, Canadian musician and composer, was born.

February 27
1594  Henry IV was crowned King of France.
1807  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet, was born.
1899  Charles Best, Canadian scientist & co-discoverer of insulin, was born.
1902  John Steinbeck, American Nobel Prize winning novelist, was born in Salinas, Calif.
1932  Elizabeth Taylor, actress, was born.
1986  Jacques Plante, Canadian ice hockey goaltender, died.

February 28
1784  John Wesley chartered the Methodist Church.
1865  Wilfred Grenfell, medical missionary, was born.
1901  Linus Pauling, the American Nobel Prize-winning chemist and political activist, was born.
1935  DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invented nylon.
1953  Scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick published the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule that contains the human genes.

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