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Notable Historical Events for March 26th

1945De Paul wins NIT basketball championship, George Mikan scores 34

1937Joe DiMaggio takes Ty Cobb's advice & replace his 40 with 36 oz bat

1940Ernest Hemingway & Benjamin Glazer premiere in NYC

1976Queen Elizabeth II sent out the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment.

1982Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder release "Ebony & Ivory" in the UK

1945British premier Winston Churchill looks over at the Rhine (near Ginsberg)

1974George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight boxing title in Caracas, Venezuela

2012Canadian Film maker James Cameron becomes the first person to visit Challenger Deep, the deepest point on Earth in over 50 years

1942German offensive in North Africa under General Erwin Rommel

19891st free elections in USSR; 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins

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Notable Birthdays on March 26th

1931Leonard Nimoy, Boston, actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible)

1875Syngman Rhee, P'yŏngsan Hwanghae Province, first President of South Korea (1948-60)

1962John Stockton, Spokane Washington, NBA guard (Utah Jazz, Olympics-gold-96)

1985Keira Knightley, London, English actress (Bend It Like Beckham, Pirates of the Caribbean)

1911Tennessee Williams, Columbus Miss, playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)

1950Martin Short, Hamilton Ontario, comedian (SNL, SCTV, 3 Amigos)

1874Robert Frost, SF, poet (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken)

1919Strother Martin, Kokomo Ind, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot)

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Notable Weddings on March 26th

2011Oscar winning actress Reese Witherspoon (36) weds talent agent Jim Toth (34) at Libbey Ranch in Ojai, California

1965Playwright Tom Stoppard (28) weds nurse Josie Ingle

1771Political activist Thomas Paine (34) weds second wife Elizabeth Ollive

1938Writer Walter Lippmann (48) weds second wife Helen Byrne Armstrong

1967NBA forward Elvin Hayes (21) weds college sweetheart Erna Livingston

1979Comedic actor Bob Denver (44) weds fourth wife Dreama Peery

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Notable Deaths on March 26th

1797James Hutton, geologist, dies

1827Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (Appassionata), dies at 56

1892Walt Whitman, American poet, dies in Camden, NJ at 72

1926Georges Vezina, NHL Hall of Fame goalie (Canadiens), dies from TB at 39

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