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Notable Historical Events for May 26th

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

19401st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

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

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

1896Last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned

1991Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

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

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

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

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)

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

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

1964Lenny Kravitz, American musician

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

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

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

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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