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Notable Historical Events for January 26th

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

1995NJ Governor Christine Whitman, dedicates a rest stop to Howard Stern

1998President Bill Clinton says "I want to say one thing to the American people; I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"

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

1942Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German Marshal Rommel

198714th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie & Alabama

1961"Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley peaks to #1

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

1697Isaac Newton receives Jean Bernoulli's 6 month time-limit problem, solves problem before going to bed that same night

1939Franco conquers Barcelona

January 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 26th

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

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

1925Paul Newman, Cleve, racer/popcorn mogul/actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler)

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

January 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 26th

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

1858Inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick (48) weds Nancy Fowler

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

January 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 26th

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

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

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