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Notable Historical Events for July 26th

1952Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer

1957Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200

199247th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

198136th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley

1822Secret meeting of Simon Bolivar & Jose de San Martin

1529Francisco Pizarro appointed governor of Peru

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

1990President Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act

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

1933Joe DiMaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League

July 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 26th

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

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

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

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

1875Carl Gustav Jung, Switzerland, doctor (founded analytic psychology), (d. 1961)

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

July 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 26th

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

1942Science fiction author Isaac Asimov (22) weds Gertrude Blugerman in Brooklyn, New York

1995Musician Mick Fleetwood (48) weds Lynn Frankel

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

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

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

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

July 26th Deaths
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