This week in history

Photo credit: IMDB

Photo credit: IMDB

By Abigail Major, Staff Writer

This Week in History:

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February 26, 1919-1929: The Grand Canyon National Park was established in 1919 and the Grand Tetons was established in 1929.

February 27, 1980: Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” was given the first and last Grammy for Best Disco Recording.

February 28, 1983: Final episode of M*A*S*H airs. The show went on for 11 seasons.

March 1, 1932: The Lindbergh baby is kidnapped from the Lindbergh home near Princeton, New Jersey.

March 2, 1933: King Kong opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

March 3, 1923: The magazine TIME is published for the first time.

March 4, 1681: King Charles II grants a land charter to William Penn, who will later establish the Province of Pennsylvania.

ABROAD:

February 26, 1802: The French novelist and poet, Victor Hugo, is born. He is best known for Les Miserables.

February 27, 1700: The Pacific Island of New Britain is discovered by William Dampier.

February 28, 1952: Vincent Massey is appointed as governor general of Canada, and becomes the first Canadian-born governor general.

March 1, 1810: The polish composer and pianist, Frederic Chopin, is born.

March 2, 1882: An attempt is made to assassinate Queen Victoria.

March 3, 1938: Oil is found in Saudi Arabia.

March 4, 1877: The Russian Imperial Ballet stages the first performance of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake in Moscow.

Concerning the Civil War:

February 27, 1860: Mathew Brady photographed the Republican presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln.  This photograph showed up on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar.

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