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Notable Historical Events for February 26th

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

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

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

1978Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic

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

1935German Luftwaffe is re-formed under Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering

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

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

1616Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo

1929US Pres Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park

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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

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

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

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

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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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