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Notable Historical Events for January 26th

1998President Bill Clinton says "I want to say one thing to the American people; I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"

2014Stanislas Wawrinka defeats Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Tennis Open

1939Franco conquers Barcelona

1891Oscar Wilde's "Duchess of Padua," premieres in NYC

1918Herbert Hoover, US Food Administrator, calls for "wheatless" & "meatless" days for war effort

1913Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for playing as a professional

1975Edward Albee's "Seascape," premieres in NYC

1942Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German Marshal Rommel

199165th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats J Novotna (57 63 61)

1697Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night

January 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 26th

1891Frank Costello, Lauropoli Italy, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld)

1961Wayne Gretzky, Brantford Ont, NHL great scorer (Oiler, King, Rangers)

1955Eddie Van Halen, Nijmegan Neth, rock guitarist (Van Halen-Jump, 1984)

1925Paul Newman, Cleve, racer/popcorn mogul/actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler)

January 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 26th

1944Actor Ralph Richardson (41) weds actress Meriel Forbes (30)

1925Politician Seán MacBride (21) weds Catalina Bulfin in Dublin, Ireland

1858Inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick (48) weds Nancy Fowler

1905General officer John J. Pershing (44) weds Helen Frances

January 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 26th

1962Charles "Lucky" Luciano, NYC Mafia gangster, dies of a heart attack at 65

1949Victor Fleming, director (Wizard of Oz, Gone With Wind), dies at 65

January 26th Deaths
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