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Notable Historical Events for June 26th

1997Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is published, the first instalment of the best selling series by J. K. Rowling

1934W.E.B. Du Bois resigns position at NAACP

1952Nelson Mandela & 51 others infringe South Africa curfew

1993"Late Night with David Letterman" airs for last time on NBC-TV

1994Kirby Puckett pass Rod Carew with 2,088 hit as Twin's top hit leader

192560th British Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 300 at Prestwick Golf Club

1991ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses congress

1993Actress Julia Roberts & country singer Lyle Lovett wed

1902Aga Khan III is appointed Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire

1995Gunmen ambush Egyptian pres Hosni Mubarak, escapes unharmed

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Notable Birthdays on June 26th

1854Robert Borden, Grand-Pre Nova Scotia, (C) 8th Canadian PM (1911-20)

1993Ariana Grande, Boca Raton Florida, American singer (Problem, The Way)

1895George Hainsworth, Toronto Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player

1956Chris Isaak, Stockton Ca, rock singer/songwriter (Wicked Game)

1974Derek Jeter, Pequanock NJ, shortstop (NY Yankees, Rookie of Year 1996)

1970Chris O'Donnell, actor (School Ties, Robin-Batman Forever)

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Notable Weddings on June 26th

1739Taxonomist Carolus Linnaeus (32) weds Sara Elisabeth Moræa

1915Author T. S. Eliot (26) weds governess Vivienne Haigh-Wood (27) at Hampstead Register Office in London

1993NHL scoring champion Mario Lemieux (27) weds longtime girlfriend Nathalie Asselin at Notre Dame Basilica in Canada

1961NFL Middle Linebacker Ray Nitschke (24) weds Jackie Forchette

1972NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) weds second wife Sandra Lemon

184410th US President John Tyler marries 2nd wife Julia Gardiner in NYC, 1st president to marry while in office

1937Actress Mary Pickford (45) weds actor and band leader Charles Rogers (32)

1797US President John Quincy Adams (29) weds Louisa Johnson (22) at All Hallows Barking parish in London

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Notable Divorces on June 26th

1974Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 5th divorce from actor Richard Burton

1972NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (39) divorces first wife Dorothy Hoelle after nearly 2 decades of marriage

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Notable Deaths on June 26th

1541Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.

2007Liz Claiborne, Belgian-born American fashion designer (b. 1929)

1997Don Hutson, first NFL wide receiver, dies at 84

1947Richard Bedford Bennett, 11th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a heart attack at 76

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