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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

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

1805Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned king of Italy

1992Weird Al Yankovic begins his Off The Deep End tour

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

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

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

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

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

May 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 26th

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

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

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

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)

1964Lenny Kravitz, American musician

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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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