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Notable Historical Events for February 26th

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

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

1936Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen"

1998Oprah Winfrey found not guilty in beef defamation trial brought by Texas cattlemen

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

1960Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia

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

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

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

2005Hosni Mubarak the president of Egypt orders the constitution changed to allow multi-candidate presidential elections before September 2005 by asking Egyptian parliament to amend Article 76 of the constitution.

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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

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

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

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

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

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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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