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A journal of my 2nd half century. From the midwestern State of Wisconsin, all the way to the Monterey Bay. This week, I'll get in the car and head West. If you want to come along, you'll need your pillow and a flashlight.

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Saturday, February 26, 2005

2/26/55 Today in History

• In 1815 Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from exile on the island of Elba.
• In 1870 A 312-ft long pneumatic subway was opened in New York City; funding for a larger version never materialized.
• 1919 Grand Canyon National Park was established.
• 1935 RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) was first demonstrated by Robert Watson-Watt.

In 1955 I was zero percent of 50 years old.


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