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Notable Historical Events for February 26th

1983Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 37 weeks

1916Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

1924Trial against Hitler in Munich begins

1989Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career

1989Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am

1952PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb

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

1917[NS Mar 11] Russian February Revolution: Tsar Nicolas II orders army to quell civil unrest in Petrograd - army mutinies

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

1998Oprah Winfrey found not guilty in beef defamation trial brought by Texas cattlemen

February 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 26th

1829Levi Strauss, German-born clothing designer (d. 1902)

1802Victor Hugo, France, author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables)

February 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 26th

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

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

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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