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Notable Historical Events for February 26th

1924Trial against Hitler in Munich begins

1952PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb

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

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

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

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

1956Writers and poets Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge

1956Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open

1960Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia

1936Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen"

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)

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Notable Weddings on February 26th

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

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

2009Supermodel Gisele Bundchen (32) weds NFL New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (35) at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica

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

February 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 26th

1813Robert R. Livingston, US diplomat (Decl of Independence), dies at 66

1965Jimmie Lee Jackson, civil rights activist, dies from gunshot wounds at 26

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