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Notable Historical Events for May 26th

1990Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20

1955Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

1857US slave Dred Scott and family freed by owner Henry Taylor Blow 3 months after US courts ruled against them.

2012Pope Benedict XVI's butler is arrested for allegedly leaking confidential documents

1922Lenin suffers a stroke

1998Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs President Clinton

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

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

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

May 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 26th

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

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

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

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

1926Miles Davis, Alton, Illinois, American jazz musician, trumpeter and composer (d. 1991)

1964Lenny Kravitz, American musician

May 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 26th

1973Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney (34) weds Mila Pivnicki (19)

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

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

1933Jimmie Rodgers, country singer, dies at 35

May 26th Deaths
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