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Notable Historical Events for May 26th

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

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.

1992Weird Al Yankovic begins his Off The Deep End tour

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

1998Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs President Clinton

1924Pres Calvin Coolidge signs Immigration law: restricting immigration

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

1896Last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned

1991Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

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)

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

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

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

1964Lenny Kravitz, American musician

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

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

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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