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Notable Historical Events for May 26th

1896Last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

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

1925Tigers' Ty Cobb is 1st to collect 1,000 extra-base hits (ends 1,139)

1990Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20

1972Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1992Weird Al Yankovic begins his Off The Deep End tour

1955Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade

1998Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs President Clinton

1996Laura Davies wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game

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Notable Birthdays on May 26th

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

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

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

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

1964Lenny Kravitz, American musician

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

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Notable Weddings on May 26th

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

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

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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