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Notable Historical Events for May 26th

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

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

1805Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned king of Italy

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

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

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

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

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

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

1991Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

May 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 26th

1964Lenny Kravitz, American musician

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

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

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

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

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

May 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 26th

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

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

May 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 26th

1933Jimmie Rodgers, country singer, dies at 35

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

May 26th Deaths
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