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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.

1896Last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned

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

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

1998Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs President Clinton

1992Weird Al Yankovic begins his Off The Deep End tour

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

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

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

May 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 26th

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

1964Lenny Kravitz, American musician

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

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

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

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

May 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 26th

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

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

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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