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Notable Historical Events for February 26th

1917[NS Mar 11] Russian February Revolution: Tsar Nicolas II orders army to quell civil unrest in Petrograd - army mutinies

1916Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

1952PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb

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

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

1987NBA's Michael Jordan's 58 points in one game is a Chicago Bulls record

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

1616Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo

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Notable Birthdays on February 26th

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

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

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

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

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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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