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 This day in History - August 26
331 Historic Events for August 26
1945

Melvin Watt, (Rep-D-North Carolina)

Birth
1945

Japanese diplomats board Missouri to receive instructions on Japan's surrender at the end of WW II

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1945

Franz Werfel, Czech/German/US poet/writer (Mirror Man), dies at 54

Death
1945

Thomas J Ridge, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1983- )

Birth
1946

Alison Steadman, Liverpool England, actress (Life is Sweet)

Birth
1946

George Orwell published "Animal Farm"

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1947

1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a HR on 1st at bat)

Event
1947

Candy Moore, Maplewood NJ, actress (Lunch Wagon, Tomboy and Champ)

Birth
1948

Jet Black, rocker (Stranglers-Dreamtime)

Birth
1948

Valerie Simpson, Bronx, singer, Ashford's partner (Like a Rock)

Birth
1948

Oscar L Fern ndez, Brazilian conductor/composer (Imbapara), dies at 50

Death
1949

Nico van Suchtelen, publisher, dies at 70

Death
1949

John Baldwin, Detroit, light middleweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1968)

Birth
1950

39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)

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1950

Richard Cowsill, Newport RI, rocker (Cowsills-Hair, We Can Fly)

Birth
1951

Robert G Torricelli, (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1983- )

Birth
1951

Jongbloed in Paris demonstrates artificial heart

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1952

Willie Rush, rocker (Asbury Jukes)

Birth
1952

Michael Jeter, Lawrenceburg TN, actor (Fisher King)

Birth
1952

John Kinsella, USA, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)

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1952

Billy Rush, rocker

Birth
1952

Fluoridation of SF water begins

Event
1954

Wally Murphy, rocker

Birth
1954

Michael Chetwood, rocker

Birth
1954

Sarah Lundy, horse trainer

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