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Notable Historical Events for July 26th

1758British battle fleet under gen James Wolfe conquerors Louisbourg

1529Francisco Pizarro appointed governor of Peru

1656Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn declares he is insolvent

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

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

1948"Babe Ruth Story" premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance

1952Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer

1978Johnny Bench hits his 300th career home run

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Notable Birthdays on July 26th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

1995Musician Mick Fleetwood (48) weds Lynn Frankel

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Notable Deaths on July 26th

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

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

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