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Notable Historical Events for February 26th

1983Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 37 weeks

2005Hosni Mubarak the president of Egypt orders the constitution changed to allow multi-candidate presidential elections before September 2005 by asking Egyptian parliament to amend Article 76 of the constitution.

1952PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb

1935NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves

1960Vera Miles stars in the famous "Mirror Image" episode of the classic CBS television series "The Twilight Zone"

1916Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

1998Oprah Winfrey found not guilty in beef defamation trial brought by Texas cattlemen

1978Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic

1987NBA's Michael Jordan's 58 points in one game is a Chicago Bulls record

1956Writers and poets Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge

February 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 26th

1802Victor Hugo, France, author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables)

1932Johnny Cash, Kingsland Arkansas, American country singer (I Hear the Train Coming)

February 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 26th

1928Actress Mary Astor (21) weds director Kenneth Hawks (30) at her family home in Moorcrest

1924Astronomer Edwin Hubble (34) weds Grace Burke in Pasadena, California

2004Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (41) weds marketing executive Kelli O'Donnell (36) in San Francisco, California

1934Theoretical physicist Edward Teller (25) weds Augusta Maria Harkanyi

February 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 26th

1813Robert R. Livingston, US diplomat (Decl of Independence), dies at 66

1965Jimmie Lee Jackson, civil rights activist, dies from gunshot wounds at 26

February 26th Deaths
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