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Notable Historical Events for January 26th

1697Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night

1942Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German Marshal Rommel

1956Hank Greenberg & Joe Cronin are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1913Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for playing as a professional

1998President Bill Clinton says "I want to say one thing to the American people; I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"

1340English king Edward III proclaimed king of France

1995NJ Governor Christine Whitman, dedicates a rest stop to Howard Stern

1934Bradman scores 128 NSW v Victoria, 96 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes

1862Lincoln issues General War Order #1, calling for a Union offensive, General George McClellan ignores order

199165th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats J Novotna (57 63 61)

January 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 26th

1880Douglas MacArthur, Little Rock Ark, US General (WW II), (d. 1964)

1891Frank Costello, Lauropoli Italy, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld)

1925Paul Newman, Cleve, racer/popcorn mogul/actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler)

1961Wayne Gretzky, Brantford Ont, NHL great scorer (Oiler, King, Rangers)

January 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 26th

1925Politician Seán MacBride (21) weds Catalina Bulfin in Dublin, Ireland

1944Actor Ralph Richardson (41) weds actress Meriel Forbes (30)

1905General officer John J. Pershing (44) weds Helen Frances

2005Professional golfer Arnold Palmer (75) weds Kathleen Gawthrop in an intimate ceremony at a cottage on the beach at Turtle Bay Resort

January 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 26th

1962Charles "Lucky" Luciano, NYC Mafia gangster, dies of a heart attack at 65

1949Victor Fleming, director (Wizard of Oz, Gone With Wind), dies at 65

January 26th Deaths
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