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August 26 Birthdays

Robert Walpole
1676–1745, English statesman.

Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
chemist (1743)

Peggy Guggenheim
art patron and collector (1898)

Albert Sabin
physician and microbiologist (1906)

Mother Teresa
Roman Catholic missionary (1910)

Julio Cortázar
writer (1914)

Macaulay Culkin
actor (1980)

August 26 in History


Liberia was proclaimed an independent republic.


The 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote went into effect.


The first televised major league baseball game was televised: a double-header between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds.


Aviator Charles Lindbergh, the first man to fly solo, nonstop across the Atlantic, died.


John Paul I became Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He died one month later.

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