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Notable Historical Events for July 26th

1529Francisco Pizarro appointed governor of Peru

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

1758British battle fleet under gen James Wolfe conquerors Louisbourg

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

1945Winston Churchill resigns as Britain's Prime Minister after election defeat

1959Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Western Golf Open

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

1656Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn declares he is insolvent

1952Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer

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

July 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 26th

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 26th

1995Musician Mick Fleetwood (48) weds Lynn Frankel

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

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

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

July 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 26th

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

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

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

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

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