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Notable Historical Events for July 26th

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

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

1959Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Western Golf Open

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

1957Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200

1822Secret meeting of Simon Bolivar & Jose de San Martin

1948Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as a NY Giant

1953Fidel Castro begins rebellion, the "26th of July Movement," against Fulgenico Batista's regime

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 26th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 26th

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

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

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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

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

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

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