February 26

In 1917: The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first ever jazz record for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York City.

In 1935: Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry (UK) which leads directly to the development of radar.

In 1966: The Saturn IB rocket is launched for the first time on mission AS-201.

In 1991: Tim Berners-Lee introduces WorldWideWeb, the first web browser.