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Notable Historical Events for July 26th

198136th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley

1978Johnny Bench hits his 300th career home run

1984Expos Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with his 3,052nd single

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

1988Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies & NY Mets end that game at 2:13 AM

1579Francis Drake leaves San Francisco to cross Pacific Ocean

1957Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200

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

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

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

July 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on July 26th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 26th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on July 26th

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

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

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

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

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