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Notable Historical Events for February 26th

1935NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves

1910Gandhi supports the African People's Organisations resolution to declare the day of arrival of the Prince of Wales in South Africa as a day of mourning in protest against the South Africa Acts disenfranchisement of Indians, Coloureds and Africans in the upcoming Union of South Africa

1936Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen"

1916Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

1960Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia

1989Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career

1983Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 37 weeks

1815Napoleon & 1,200 leave Elba to start 100-day re-conquest of France

1935German Luftwaffe is re-formed under Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering

1952PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb

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Notable Birthdays on February 26th

1802Victor Hugo, France, author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables)

1829Levi Strauss, German-born clothing designer (d. 1902)

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Notable Weddings on February 26th

2009Supermodel Gisele Bundchen (32) weds NFL New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (35) at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica

2004Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (41) weds marketing executive Kelli O'Donnell (36) in San Francisco, California

1934Theoretical physicist Edward Teller (25) weds Augusta Maria Harkanyi

1924Astronomer Edwin Hubble (34) weds Grace Burke in Pasadena, California

February 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 26th

1813Robert R. Livingston, US diplomat (Decl of Independence), dies at 66

1965Jimmie Lee Jackson, civil rights activist, dies from gunshot wounds at 26

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