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Notable Historical Events for August 26th

1996President Bill Clinton signs welfare reform into law, representing major shift in US welfare policy

1979Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

1984Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

1912Walter Johnson's 16-game winning streak ends

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Northgate Golf Classic

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

1964LBJ nominated at Democratic convention in Atlantic City, NJ

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

1972Leo Durocher replaces Harry Walker as manager of Astros

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

August 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 26th

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

1957Rick Hansen, Port Alberni British Columbia, Canadian paraplegic athlete (3 gold medals)

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

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

August 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on August 26th

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

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

August 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 26th

1974Charles Lindbergh, US aviator, dies at 72

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

August 26th Deaths
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