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Notable Historical Events for February 26th

201284th Academy Awards - "The Artist," Jean Dujardin & Meryl Streep win

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.

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

1924Trial against Hitler in Munich begins

1952PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb

1956Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open

1935German Luftwaffe is re-formed under Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering

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

1978Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic

February 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 26th

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

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

February 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 26th

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

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

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

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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