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Notable Historical Events for May 26th

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

1955Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

1805Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned king of Italy

1941American Flag House (Betsy Ross' Home) given to city of Phila

1991Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

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

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

1992Weird Al Yankovic begins his Off The Deep End tour

1925Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery

May 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 26th

1964Lenny Kravitz, American musician

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

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

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

1966Helena Bonham Carter, London, English actress (Fight Club, Howards End)

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

May 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 26th

1910US General George S. Patton (24) weds Frederick Ayer's daughter Beatrice Ayer at Beverly Farms Episcopal Church near Boston, Massachusetts

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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