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 This day in History - August 26
331 Historic Events for August 26
1984

Zdena Silvaha (Cz) throws discus 74.55 m (women's world record)

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1985

Balt Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs Calif Angels

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1985

French government claims no knowledge of assault on Rainbow Warrior

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1985

Pieter Jongeling, Dutch MP/editor (GPV, Netherlands Daily), dies at 76

Death
1986

Jennifer Levin, strangled by Robert Chambers in Central Park

Death
1986

Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)

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1986

Ted Knight, [Tadeus Konopka], actor (Mary Tyler Moore), dies at 62

Death
1987

John Goddard, cricketer (West Indian captain 1948-53), dies

Death
1987

Paul Molitor goes 0-for-4 ends hitting streak at 39 consecutive games

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1988

Paul Francis Lloyd, entertainer, dies

Death
1989

Trumbull Conn, is 1st US team since 1983 to win Little League WS

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1989

Henk Heidweiller, ambassador of Suriname, dies

Death
1989

Irving Stone, US writer (Love is Eternal, Lust for Life), dies

Death
1990

Beth Daniel wins LPGA Northgate Golf Classic

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1990

2 slain college students found in Gainesville Florida

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1990

Bo Jackson hits 4th of 4 consecutive HRs

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1991

Royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0

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1992

"Anna Karenina" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 46 performances

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1992

Bob the Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Kuifje), dies

Death
1993

Rockin Dopsie Sr, Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), dies at 61

Death
1994

Tariq Yunus, actor (Bollywood, Ashanti, Deceivers), dies at 54

Death
1995

Andrew Symonds hits 20 sixes in match for Gloucs v Glamorgan

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1995

Ronald Anthony White Jr, singer, dies at 57

Death
1995

Omukama Patrick D Matthew Olimi Kaboyo II, king of Toro, dies at 49

Death
1995

John Costello, historian, dies at 52

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