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Notable Historical Events for February 26th

1935NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves

1815Napoleon & 1,200 leave Elba to start 100-day re-conquest of France

1936Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen"

1960Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia

1924Trial against Hitler in Munich begins

1962Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs NY

1952PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb

1929US Pres Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park

1916Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

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.

February 26th Historical Events
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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

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

2004Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (41) weds marketing executive Kelli O'Donnell (36) in San Francisco, California

1928Actress Mary Astor (21) weds director Kenneth Hawks (30) at her family home in Moorcrest

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

February 26th Weddings
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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

February 26th Deaths
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