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Notable Historical Events for June 26th

1934FDR signs Federal Credit Union Act, establishing Credit Unions

1994PLO leader Yasser Arafat returns to Gaza after 27 years

1952Nelson Mandela & 51 others infringe South Africa curfew

1984Barbra Streisand records "Here We Are at Last"

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

1991Ky medical examiner announces Zachary Taylor died of natural causes

1914The Indian Relief Act, passes after a protracted period of Passive Resistance led by Gandhi; it abolishes a £3 tax imposed on Indians who had not renewed their indentures and recognizes "the validity of Indian customary marriages"

1991ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses congress

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 26th

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

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

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

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

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

1895George Hainsworth, Toronto Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player

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Notable Weddings on June 26th

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

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

1739Taxonomist Carolus Linnaeus (32) weds Sara Elisabeth Moræa

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Divorces on June 26th

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

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

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Notable Deaths on June 26th

1993Roy Campanella, 3xMVP catcher (Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 71

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

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

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.

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