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Notable Historical Events for July 26th

1990President Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act

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

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

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

1945Winston Churchill resigns as Britain's Prime Minister after election defeat

1952Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer

1579Francis Drake leaves San Francisco to cross Pacific Ocean

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

1529Francisco Pizarro appointed governor of Peru

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

July 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 26th

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

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

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

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

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