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FEBRUARY 26

Sports Figures
1887 Grover Cleveland Alexander (Nebraska-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Nebraska Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1918 Preacher Roe (Arkansas-born Major League Baseball Player Arkansas Sports Figures Baseball Official Web Site
1973 Marshall Faulk (Louisiana-born African-American Professional Football Player) Louisiana Sports Figures Football St. Louis Rams Famous African Americans
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1926 Theodore "Tiger" Flowers Is the First African American to Win Boxing's World Middleweight Championship Tiger Flowers Boxing Hall of Fame African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1935 New York Yankees Release Babe Ruth - He Signs with the Boston Braves as an Executive and Player Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame New York Times
1963 HOBIE Surfboard Trademark Is Registered HOBIE Web Site USPTO
1968 Twenty-One Patients Die in English Hospital Fire England Health Care Fire Safety Death BBC

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