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Notable Historical Events for July 26th

1656Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn declares he is insolvent

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

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

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

1957Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200

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

1990President Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act

1952Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer

1959Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Western Golf Open

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 26th

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

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

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

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

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

1995Musician Mick Fleetwood (48) weds Lynn Frankel

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

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

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

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

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

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