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Notable Historical Events for February 26th

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

1910Gandhi supports the African People's Organisations resolution to declare the day of arrival of the Prince of Wales in South Africa as a day of mourning in protest against the South Africa Acts disenfranchisement of Indians, Coloureds and Africans in the upcoming Union of South Africa

1869Franz Schubert's "4th Tragic," premieres

1960Vera Miles stars in the famous "Mirror Image" episode of the classic CBS television series "The Twilight Zone"

1956Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open

1916Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

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

2005Hosni Mubarak the president of Egypt orders the constitution changed to allow multi-candidate presidential elections before September 2005 by asking Egyptian parliament to amend Article 76 of the constitution.

1924Trial against Hitler in Munich begins

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

February 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 26th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on February 26th

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

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

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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