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Notable Historical Events for July 26th

1952Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer

1914First Lord of the Admiralty (British Minister of Navy) Winston Churchill orders British fleet to remain

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

1948Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as a NY Giant

1933Joe DiMaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League

1775United States Post Office (U.S.P.O.) created in Philadelphia under Benjamin Franklin

1656Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn declares he is insolvent

1970Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs of Phillies Steve Carlton

1978Johnny Bench hits his 300th career home run

1579Francis Drake leaves San Francisco to cross Pacific Ocean

July 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 26th

1957Wayne Grady, Brisbane, Australia, PGA golfer (1990 PGA Champion)

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

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

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

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

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

July 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on July 26th

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

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

1995Musician Mick Fleetwood (48) weds Lynn Frankel

1942Science fiction author Isaac Asimov (22) weds Gertrude Blugerman in Brooklyn, New York

July 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 26th

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

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

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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