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Notable Historical Events for March 26th

1885Louis Riel's forces defeat Canadian forces at Duck Lake, Sask

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Venice Ladies' Golf Open

1976Queen Elizabeth II sent out the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment.

199062nd Academy Awards - "Driving Miss Daisy", Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win

1953Dr Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio

1940Ernest Hemingway & Benjamin Glazer premiere in NYC

1974George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title in Caracas, Venezuela

195830th Academy Awards-"Bridge on the River Kwai" best film, Joanne Woodward & Alec Guinness best actress/actor

1942German offensive in North Africa under General Erwin Rommel

1945Generals Eisenhower/Bradley/Patton attack at Remagen the Rhine

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Notable Birthdays on March 26th

1911Tennessee Williams, Columbus Miss, playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)

1950Martin Short, Hamilton Ontario, comedian (SNL, SCTV, 3 Amigos)

1985Keira Knightley, London, English actress (Bend It Like Beckham, Pirates of the Caribbean)

1919Strother Martin, Kokomo Ind, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot)

1875Syngman Rhee, P'yŏngsan Hwanghae Province, first President of South Korea (1948-60)

1874Robert Frost, SF, poet (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken)

1931Leonard Nimoy, Boston, actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible)

1962John Stockton, Spokane Washington, NBA guard (Utah Jazz, Olympics-gold-96)

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Notable Weddings on March 26th

2011Oscar winning actress Reese Witherspoon (36) weds talent agent Jim Toth (34) at Libbey Ranch in Ojai, California

1979Comedic actor Bob Denver (44) weds fourth wife Dreama Peery

1771Political activist Thomas Paine (34) weds second wife Elizabeth Ollive

1965Playwright Tom Stoppard (28) weds nurse Josie Ingle

1967NBA forward Elvin Hayes (21) weds college sweetheart Erna Livingston

1938Writer Walter Lippmann (48) weds second wife Helen Byrne Armstrong

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Notable Deaths on March 26th

1827Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (Appassionata), dies at 56

1926Georges Vezina, NHL Hall of Fame goalie (Canadiens), dies from TB at 39

1892Walt Whitman, American poet, dies in Camden, NJ at 72

1797James Hutton, geologist, dies

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