February 26

This Day in History

1935

Hitler organizes Luftwaffe

On February 26, 1935, Nazi Germany's ultra-modern air force--the Luftwaffe--is secretly organized under the direction of Hermann Goering. The Versailles Treaty prohibited military aviation in Germany, … (more...)

1935

RADAR First Demonstrated

On this day in 1935, RADAR was first demonstrated by Scottish engineer and physicist Sir Robert Watson-Watt. RADAR, or Radio Detection And Ranging, played a critical role in the Allied victory in … (more...)