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Notable Historical Events for February 26th

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

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

1956Writers and poets Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge

1916Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

1936Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen"

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

1952PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb

1960Vera Miles stars in the famous "Mirror Image" episode of the classic CBS television series "The Twilight Zone"

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

1978Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic

February 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 26th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on February 26th

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

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

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

1928Actress Mary Astor (21) weds director Kenneth Hawks (30) at her family home in Moorcrest

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

February 26th Deaths
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