Today in History for 26th August 2018

Historical Events

1966 – Balt Orioles Roznovsky and B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
1971 – NY Giant football team announces they’re leaving Bronx for NJ in 1975
1983 – Floods destroy most of the old town of Bilbao, Spain.
1986 – Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)
2004 – Lindsay Tarpley and Mary Wambach score as the US beats Brazil 2-1, maintaining an undefeated record to win the women’s football gold medal at the Athens Olympics
2012 – A Legionella outbreak in Quebec City, Canada, kills 8 and infects 104

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Famous Birthdays

1894 – Sparky Adams, Baseball player (d. 1989)
1927 – Sam Massell, (Mayor-Atlanta)
1954 – Wally Murphy, American guitarist
1964 – Bobby Jurasin, CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1969 – Mike Gisler, NFL guard/center (NE Patriots)
1979 – Jamal Lewis, American football player

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Famous Deaths

1908 – Tony Pastor, American vaudeville performer (b. 1837)
1958 – Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer (Hugh the Drover), dies at 85
1985 – Pieter “Piet” Jongeling, Dutch politician and author (GPV, Netherlands Daily), dies at 76
1986 – Ted Knight [Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka], American actor (Mary Tyler Moore, Too Close for Comfort), dies of colorectal cancer at 62
1989 – Irving Stone, American writer (Love is Eternal, Lust for Life), dies
1995 – Evelyn Wood, speed reading guru, dies at 86

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