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Notable Historical Events for August 26th

1979Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

1971Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins worth one million dollars, the first million dollar contract in NHL history

1985Balt Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs California Angels

1996"7th Heaven", starring Jessica Biel, debuts on The WB

1984Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open

1346Battle of Crécy, south of Calais in northern France; Edward III's English longbows defeat Philip VI's army, cannons used for first time in battle

1912Walter Johnson's 16-game winning streak ends

1972Leo Durocher replaces Harry Walker as manager of Astros

1990Beth Daniel wins LPGA Northgate Golf Classic

August 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 26th

1845Mary Ann Nichols, English victim of Jack the Ripper (d. 1888)

1980Macaulay Culkin, NYC, actor (Home Alone, My Girl, Richie Rich)

1910Mother Teresa, [Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu], Skopje Ottoman Empire, nun and Founder of Missionaries of Charity (Nobel Peace Prize 1979)

1957Rick Hansen, Port Alberni British Columbia, Canadian paraplegic athlete (3 gold medals)

August 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on August 26th

1926Poet Arna Bontemps (24) weds fellow Seventh-Day Adventist Alberta Johnson

1965Mobster and nbi informant Henry Hill (22) weds Karen Friedman in North Carolina

August 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 26th

1910William James, American psychologist and philosopher (Pragmatism), dies at 68

1937Andrew W. Mellon, American banker, industrialist and Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32), dies at 82

August 26th Deaths
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