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Notable Historical Events for February 26th

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

1936Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen"

1935German Luftwaffe is re-formed under Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering

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

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

1929US Pres Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park

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

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.

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

1952PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb

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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

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

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

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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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