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Notable Historical Events for January 26th

1960Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot

1934Bradman scores 128 NSW v Victoria, 96 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes

1956Hank Greenberg & Joe Cronin are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1340English king Edward III proclaimed king of France

1918Herbert Hoover, US Food Administrator, calls for "wheatless" & "meatless" days for war effort

1942Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German Marshal Rommel

1913Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for playing as a professional

1891Oscar Wilde's "Duchess of Padua," premieres in NYC

1862Lincoln issues General War Order #1, calling for a Union offensive, General George McClellan ignores order

1980175,000 pay to hear Frank Sinatra sing in Rio de Janeiro

January 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 26th

1961Wayne Gretzky, Brantford Ont, NHL great scorer (Oiler, King, Rangers)

1891Frank Costello, Lauropoli Italy, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld)

1880Douglas MacArthur, Little Rock Ark, US General (WW II), (d. 1964)

1955Eddie Van Halen, Nijmegan Neth, rock guitarist (Van Halen-Jump, 1984)

January 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 26th

1944Actor Ralph Richardson (41) weds actress Meriel Forbes (30)

1858Inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick (48) weds Nancy Fowler

1905General officer John J. Pershing (44) weds Helen Frances

2005Professional golfer Arnold Palmer (75) weds Kathleen Gawthrop in an intimate ceremony at a cottage on the beach at Turtle Bay Resort

January 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 26th

1949Victor Fleming, director (Wizard of Oz, Gone With Wind), dies at 65

1962Charles "Lucky" Luciano, NYC Mafia gangster, dies of a heart attack at 65

January 26th Deaths
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