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Notable Historical Events for July 26th

1984Expos Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with his 3,052nd single

1978Johnny Bench hits his 300th career home run

1917J. Edgar Hoover gets job in US Department of Justice

1970Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs of Phillies Steve Carlton

1914First Lord of the Admiralty (British Minister of Navy) Winston Churchill orders British fleet to remain

1959Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Western Golf Open

1992Nolan Ryan strikes out his 100th batter for 23rd consecutive seasons

1822Secret meeting of Simon Bolivar & Jose de San Martin

1948"Babe Ruth Story" premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance

1990President Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act

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Notable Birthdays on July 26th

1894Aldous Huxley, Godalming, Surrey, English author (Brave New World, Island)

1957Wayne Grady, Brisbane, Australia, PGA golfer (1990 PGA Champion)

1964Sandra Bullock, Wash DC, actress (Speed, Net, Love & War)

1959Kevin Spacey, South Orange NJ, actor (Dad, Henry & June, Darrow)

1856George Bernard Shaw, Dublin Ireland, dramatist (Pygmalion-Nobel 1925), (d. 1950)

1928Stanley Kubrick, Bronx NY, director (2001, Dr Strangelove, Lolita)

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Notable Weddings on July 26th

1895Physicist and chemist Marie Curie (27) weds physicist Pierre Curie (36) in Sceaux, France

1995Musician Mick Fleetwood (48) weds Lynn Frankel

1849Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott (28) weds Mary Bethune at bride's parents home

1997Director James Cameron (42) weds actress Linda Hamilton (40) in Malibu, California

July 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 26th

1984Ed "Psycho" Gein, mass murderer (Psycho based on him), dies at 78

1984George Gallup, pioneer of public opinion polls, dies of a heart attack at 82

1925William Jennings Bryan, lawyer (Scopes-monkey trial), dies at 65

1952Eva Peron-Duarte, Argentina's 1st lady, dies at 33

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