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Notable Historical Events for February 26th

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

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

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

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

1616Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo

1987NBA's Michael Jordan's 58 points in one game is a Chicago Bulls record

1929US Pres Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park

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.

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

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

February 26th Historical Events
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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

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

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

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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