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 This day in History - February 26
413 Historic Events for February 26
1953

Michael Bolton, Ct, rock vocalist (That's What Love Is All About)

Birth
1953

Elisabeth "Ilse" Kuyper, Dutch/US (opera)composer, dies

Death
1954

Michigan rep Ruth Thompson (R) introduces legislation to ban mailing "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" phonograph (rock and roll) records

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1954

1st typesetting machine (photo engraving) used, Quincy Mass

Event
1954

William R Inge, English theologist/philosopher, dies at 93

Death
1954

John Bolger, actor (Capt Gabe McNamara-Another World)

Birth
1955

"Peter Pan" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 149 performances

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1955

1st aviator to bail out at supersonic speed-GF Smith

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1956

Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open

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1956

Writers Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge

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1956

Herman Courtens, Belgian baron/painter, dies at 72

Death
1957

Connie Carpenter-Phinney, Madison Wisc, 79k cyclist (Oly-gold-1984)

Birth
1957

Keena Rothhammer, US, 800 m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)

Birth
1958

Jeff Fithian, actor (Trevor Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)

Birth
1958

Susan J Helms, Charlotte NC, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 54, 64, 78)

Birth
1958

Joe Fithian, actor (Tracey Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)

Birth
1959

Lou Costello, actor (Abbott and Costello), dies at 52

Death
1960

USA's David Jenkins wins Olympic Gold for men's figure skating

Event
1960

Aleksandar Belic, Swedish linguist, dies at 83

Death
1960

Verne Gagne beats Doctor X in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ

Event
1960

Soviet premier Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia

Event
1961

Karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83

Death
1961

Mohammed V, ibn Yusuf, sultan/King of Morocco, dies at 51

Death
1961

Sophie Winter, actress (She's a Good Fighter)

Birth
1962

Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg, composer, dies at 83

Death