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Notable Historical Events for July 26th

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

1579Francis Drake leaves San Francisco to cross Pacific Ocean

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

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

1990President Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act

1959Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Western Golf Open

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

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

1758British battle fleet under gen James Wolfe conquerors Louisbourg

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 26th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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