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Notable Historical Events for May 26th

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

1990Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20

1805Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned king of Italy

1991Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

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

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

1925Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery

1922Lenin suffers a stroke

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

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)

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

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

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

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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