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Notable Historical Events for September 26th

1938Hitler issues ultimatum to Czech government, demanding Sudenten Land

1982"Knight Rider", starring David Hasselhoff, debuts on NBC

1992Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3

1789Thomas Jefferson appointed 1st US Sec of State; John Jay becomes 1st US Chief Justice;

1961Roger Maris hits HR #60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record

1995"George" magazine premieres, published by John F Kennedy Jr

1983Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

1771Denis Diderot's "Le Fils Naturel" premieres in Paris

1964"Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS

1963Lee Harvey Oswald travels on Continental Trailways bus to Mexico

September 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 26th

1981Serena Williams, Saginaw, Michigan, tennis player (13 grand slams)

1181Saint Francis of Assisi, Italian founder of the Franciscan Order (d. 1226)

1888T. S. Eliot, St Louis Missouri, poet/dramatist/critic (Waste Land-Nobel 1948), (d. 1965)

1902Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], Tropea Italy, American gangster (Murder Inc)

September 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 26th

1933Director Victor Fleming (44) weds Lucile Rosson

1861Political cartoonist Thomas Nast (21) weds Sarah Edwards (20) in USA

1919German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (43) weds Auguste Zinsser in Cologne, Germany

1986Fashion designer Calvin Klein (43) weds socialite Kelly Rector on a civil ceremony in Italy

September 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 26th

2010Gloria Stuart, American actress dies from respiratory failure at 100

1820Daniel Boone, frontiersman, dies in Missouri at 85

1902Levi Strauss, American clothing manufacturer (b. 1829)

2006Byron Nelson, American golfer (b. 1912)

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