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 This day in History - December 26
359 Historic Events for December 26
1928

Johnny Weissmuller announces his retirement from amateur swimming

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1928

World record 10th wicket stand 307 (Kippax / Hooker) NSW v Vic

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1930

Sayed Mutawli imam ad-Darsh, scholar/broadcaster

Birth
1930

Donald Moffat, Plymouth England, actor (Kent-Logan's Run)

Birth
1931

Thomas K "Tom" van Brook, actor/interpreter (Soldier of Orange)

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1931

Thomas Eden Binkley, musician

Birth
1931

George/Ira Gershwin's "Of Thee I Sing," premieres in NYC

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1931

SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich marries Lina von Osten

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1931

Pulitzer Prize-winning musical play "Of Thee I Sing" opens on Bdwy

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1932

Walter Leblanc, Belgian painter

Birth
1932

Earthquake kills 70,000 in Kansu China

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1933

Lunatscharski, writer, dies

Death
1933

US forswears armed intervention in Western Hemisphere

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1933

Bradman scores 187* NSW v Victoria, 294 mins, 13 fours

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1934

Yomiuri Giants, Japan's 1st professional baseball team forms

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1935

Stalin views Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' opera "Lady Macbeth"

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1935

Barbara J Jacket, US athletic coach (Olympics 1972)

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1935

Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Detroit MI, rock vocalist (Four Tops)

Birth
1935

Rohan Kanhai, cricketer (one of West Indies' finest batsmen)

Birth
1936

Israel Philarmonic Orch forms

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1936

Kitty Dukakis, substance abuser/wife of Michael (Gov-Mass)

Birth
1937

Ivor Gurney, composer, dies at 47

Death
1938

Tom Goddard takes a cricket hat-trick for England v South Africa

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1938

Bradman scores 225 South Aust v Qld before Christ gets him out

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1939

Earthquake in East Anatolia Turkey

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