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Notable Historical Events for February 26th

1952PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb

1616Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo

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

1978Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic

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

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

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

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

1935German Luftwaffe is re-formed under Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering

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

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Notable Birthdays on February 26th

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

1932Johnny Cash, Kingsland Arkansas, American country singer (I Hear the Train Coming)

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Notable Weddings on February 26th

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

2004Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (41) weds marketing executive Kelli O'Donnell (36) in San Francisco, California

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

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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

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