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Notable Historical Events for February 26th

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

1869Franz Schubert's "4th Tragic," premieres

1616Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo

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

1952PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb

201284th Academy Awards - "The Artist," Jean Dujardin & Meryl Streep win

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

1989Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am

1929US Pres Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park

February 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 26th

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

1932Johnny Cash, Kingsland Arkansas, American country singer (I Hear the Train Coming)

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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

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

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

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