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Notable Historical Events for August 26th

1964LBJ nominated at Democratic convention in Atlantic City, NJ

1912Walter Johnson's 16-game winning streak ends

1346Battle of Crécy, south of Calais in northern France; Edward III's English longbows defeat Philip VI's army, cannons used for first time in battle

1984Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open

1996"7th Heaven", starring Jessica Biel, debuts on The WB

1972Leo Durocher replaces Harry Walker as manager of Astros

1498Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà.

1907Harry Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec

1985Balt Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs California Angels

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Notable Birthdays on August 26th

1980Macaulay Culkin, NYC, actor (Home Alone, My Girl, Richie Rich)

1910Mother Teresa, [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Skopje Ottoman Empire, nun and Founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize 1979)

1921Ben Bradlee, Boston, editor/journalist/executive (Washington Post)

1845Mary Ann Nichols, English victim of Jack the Ripper (d. 1888)

August 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on August 26th

1965Mobster and nbi informant Henry Hill (22) weds Karen Friedman in North Carolina

1926Poet Arna Bontemps (24) weds fellow Seventh-Day Adventist Alberta Johnson

August 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 26th

1910William James, American psychologist and philosopher (Pragmatism), dies at 68

1937Andrew W. Mellon, American banker, industrialist and Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32), dies at 82

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