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Notable Historical Events for May 26th

1997Sammy Sosa (Cubs) & Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park HRs

1992Weird Al Yankovic begins his Off The Deep End tour

2012Pope Benedict XVI's butler is arrested for allegedly leaking confidential documents

1805Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned king of Italy

1990Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20

1927Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company produce the last (and 15th million) Model T Ford / Tin Lizzie

1922Lenin suffers a stroke

1998Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs President Clinton

1857US slave Dred Scott and family freed by owner Henry Taylor Blow 3 months after US courts ruled against them.

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

May 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 26th

1975Lauryn Hill, South Orange New Jersey, American singer-songwriter (The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill)

1949Hank Williams Jr, Shreveport La, country singer (Honky Tonk)

1913Peter Cushing, England, actor (Dracula, Star Wars, Dr Who)

1926Miles Davis, Alton, Illinois, American jazz musician, trumpeter and composer (d. 1991)

1907John Wayne [Marion Mitchell Morrison], Winterset IA, actor (Green Berets, True Grit)

1964Lenny Kravitz, American musician

May 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 26th

1994Michael Jackson (35) weds Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie Presley (26) in La Romana, Dominican Republic

1973Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney (34) weds Mila Pivnicki (19)

May 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 26th

2005Eddie Albert, American actor (Roman Holiday), dies of pneumonia at 99

1933Jimmie Rodgers, country singer, dies at 35

May 26th Deaths
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