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Notable Historical Events for March 26th

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

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

1942German offensive in North Africa under General Erwin Rommel

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Venice Ladies' Golf Open

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

1953Dr Jonas Salk announces vaccine to prevent polio

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

2013Ariana Grande's first single, "The Way", is released

199062nd Academy Awards - "Driving Miss Daisy", Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Tandy win

195830th Academy Awards-"Bridge on the River Kwai" best film, Joanne Woodward & Alec Guinness best actress/actor

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Notable Birthdays on March 26th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on March 26th

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

1965Playwright Tom Stoppard (28) weds nurse Josie Ingle

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on March 26th

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

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

1797James Hutton, geologist, dies

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

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