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 This day in History - July 26
377 Historic Events for July 26
1981

NY Mayor Ed Koch is given Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant

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1981

36th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley

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1981

2 climbers fall 550 m down cliff near Angel Falls, Venezuela

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1982

Betty Walker, actress (Steve Lawrence Show), dies at 54

Death
1982

Karen Dianne Baldwin, 18, of Canada, crowned 31st Miss Universe

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1982

Canada's Anik D1 Comsat launched by US Delta rocket

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1983

Light flashes seen on Jupiter moon Io

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1983

Jarmila Kratochvilova of Czech sets 800m woman's record (1:53.28)

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1983

Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-8

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1984

Ed "Psycho" Gein, mass murderer (Psycho based on him), dies at 78

Death
1984

George Gallup, pioneer of public opinion polls, dies

Death
1984

Pitcher Vida Blue suspended for rest of 1984 due to drug use

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1984

Kuhn announces Vida Blue is suspended due to cocaine conviction

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1984

Expos Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with his 3,052nd single

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1986

Lebanese kidnappers released Rev Lawrence Martin Jenco

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1986

Averell Harriman, statesman, dies in Yorktown Heights, NY at 94

Death
1987

Stephen Roche wins Tour de France

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1987

Catfish Hunter Billy Williams and Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball HOF

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1987

Joe Liggins, US composer (I've a Right to Cry), dies at 71

Death
1988

Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies and NY Mets end that game at 2:13 AM

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1990

President Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act

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1990

Brent Mydland, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Grass Roots), dies at 38

Death
1990

General Hospital tapes its 7,000th episode

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1990

US beats Soviet Union 17-0 in baseball at Goodwill Games

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1990

Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at Reds-Padres game

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