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 This day in History - August 26
331 Historic Events for August 26
1937

Franco's troops conquer Santander

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1937

Pumping to build Treasure Island in SF Bay is finished

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1938

Montreal Maroons dropped from NHL

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1938

Maurice Williams, rocker

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1938

Francine York, Aurora Minn, actress (Slattery's People)

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1938

British leaders and Arabians fight in Palestine

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1939

Kroatia gets autonomous status

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1939

1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Bkln Dodgers (W2XBS NY)

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1939

Belgium mobilizes

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1940

Fred Milano, rocker

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1940

RKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk

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1941

Barbet Schroeder, director (Barfly, Single White Female, More)

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1941

Chris Curtis, [Chris Crummy], rock drummer/vocalist (Deep Purple)

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1942

7,000 Jews are rounded up in Vichy-France

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1942

Transport nr 24 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

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1942

Russian counter offensive begins in Moscow

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1942

Japanse troops lands on New-Guinea, Milne Bay

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1942

Vic Dana, Buffalo, singer/dancer (Talent Scouts)

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1942

John E Blaha, San Antonio, USAF/astronaut (STS 29, 33, 43, 58, 79/81)

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1943

Ulf Sundelin, Sweden, yachtsmen (Olympic-gold-1968)

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1944

Cornelia J "Corry" Arends, Dutch actress (Fool's Hat)

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1944

Richard A W G, English prince/duke of Gloucester

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1944

US 12nd Army Corps crosses river Seine East of Paris

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1944

De Gaulle marches to Champs-Elys‚es

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1944

Bulgaria announces withdrawal and German troops are to be disarmed

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