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Notable Historical Events for September 26th

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

1982Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

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

1960Longest speech in UN history (4 hrs, 29 mins, by Fidel Castro)

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

1963Lee Harvey Oswald travels on Continental Trailways bus to Mexico

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

1976Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Carlton Golf

18921st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's band (NJ)

1973Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors

September 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 26th

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)

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

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

September 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 26th

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

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

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

1933Director Victor Fleming (44) weds Lucile Rosson

September 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 26th

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

2006Byron Nelson, American golfer (b. 1912)

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

2008Paul Newman, American actor (b. 1925)

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