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Notable Historical Events for May 26th

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

1896Last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned

1927Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company produce the last (and 15th million) Model T Ford / Tin Lizzie

1992Weird Al Yankovic begins his Off The Deep End tour

1941American Flag House (Betsy Ross' Home) given to city of Phila

19401st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky

1997Sammy Sosa (Cubs) & Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park HRs

1990Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20

1998Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs President Clinton

1925Tigers' Ty Cobb is 1st to collect 1,000 extra-base hits (ends 1,139)

May 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 26th

1975Lauryn Hill, South Orange New Jersey, American singer-songwriter (The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill)

1913Peter Cushing, England, actor (Dracula, Star Wars, Dr Who)

1949Hank Williams Jr, Shreveport La, country singer (Honky Tonk)

1964Lenny Kravitz, American musician

1966Helena Bonham Carter, London, English actress (Fight Club, Howards End)

1907John Wayne [Marion Mitchell Morrison], Winterset IA, actor (Green Berets, True Grit)

May 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 26th

1910US General George S. Patton (24) weds Frederick Ayer's daughter Beatrice Ayer at Beverly Farms Episcopal Church near Boston, Massachusetts

1994Michael Jackson (35) weds Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie Presley (26) in La Romana, Dominican Republic

May 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 26th

1933Jimmie Rodgers, country singer, dies at 35

2005Eddie Albert, American actor (Roman Holiday), dies of pneumonia at 99

May 26th Deaths
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