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26 May

Today in History

1935 :

Victoria Shaw, Australian-born American actress (d. 1988)

1931 :

John Gabriel, actor (Cat Gang, Fantasies), born in Niagara Falls, New York

1926 :

Claude Akins, American character actor (B. J. and the Bear, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, Movin' On), born in Nelson, Georgia (d. 1994)

1896 :

Jan N Bakhuizen van den Brink, theologist/church historian

1968 :

Charles K Feldman, [Gould], producer (Casino Royale), dies at 63

1930 :

Randall Thomas Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1848)

1786 :

Pedro III, King of Portugal and the Algarves (1777-86) and consort of Queen Maria I of Portugal, dies at 68

1510 :

Georges d'Amboise, French Roman Catholic cardinal, minister of state and viceroy in North Italy, dies at 49

1943 :

Agnes Moorehead appears in "Sorry, Wrong Number" on the radio program "Suspense", her most successful appearance

1936 :

The Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins

1923 :

Britain recognizes Transjordan with Abdullah as its leader

1720 :

The Ship "Le Grand St Antoine" reaches Marseille, bringing Europe's last major plague outbreak. Kills around 100,000

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