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Notable Historical Events for July 26th

1917J. Edgar Hoover gets job in US Department of Justice

1945Winston Churchill resigns as Britain's Prime Minister after election defeat

1978Johnny Bench hits his 300th career home run

1948Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as a NY Giant

1519Francisco Pizarro receives royal charter for the west coast of South America

1992Nolan Ryan strikes out his 100th batter for 23rd consecutive seasons

199247th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

1959Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Western Golf Open

1758British battle fleet under gen James Wolfe conquerors Louisbourg

1952Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer

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Notable Birthdays on July 26th

1894Aldous Huxley, Godalming, Surrey, English author (Brave New World, Island)

1856George Bernard Shaw, Dublin Ireland, dramatist (Pygmalion-Nobel 1925), (d. 1950)

1875Carl Gustav Jung, Switzerland, doctor (founded analytic psychology), (d. 1961)

1959Kevin Spacey, South Orange NJ, actor (Dad, Henry & June, Darrow)

1928Stanley Kubrick, Bronx NY, director (2001, Dr Strangelove, Lolita)

1964Sandra Bullock, Wash DC, actress (Speed, Net, Love & War)

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Notable Weddings on July 26th

1997Director James Cameron (42) weds actress Linda Hamilton (40) in Malibu, California

1895Physicist and chemist Marie Curie (27) weds physicist Pierre Curie (36) in Sceaux, France

1995Musician Mick Fleetwood (48) weds Lynn Frankel

1849Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott (28) weds Mary Bethune at bride's parents home

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Notable Deaths on July 26th

1984George Gallup, pioneer of public opinion polls, dies of a heart attack at 82

1952Eva Peron-Duarte, Argentina's 1st lady, dies at 33

1925William Jennings Bryan, lawyer (Scopes-monkey trial), dies at 65

1984Ed "Psycho" Gein, mass murderer (Psycho based on him), dies at 78

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