This week in history
By Abigail Major, Staff Writer
This Week in History:
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.
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.