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MAY 26

1863 Robert Fitzsimmons (British-born World Boxing Champion in Three Weight Divisions 1891 - 1903) British Sports Figures International Boxing Hall of Fame
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1959 Ed Walsh (Pennsylvania-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1898 The First Diplomas Are Awarded by the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine Florida Education Special Education Historic Firsts Florida School for the Deaf and Blind Florida Historical Society
1956 Althea Gibson Wins French Open: 1st Major Tennis Title by an African American French Open Althea Gibson African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Tennis Hall of Fame Historymakers African American Registry
1959 Pittsburgh's Harvey Haddix Pitches 12 Perfect Innings Before Losing, 10 in 13 Pennsylvania Sports Figures Baseball NY Times
1983 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 104 in Japan Japan Earthquakes Death USGS
1997 60 Festival Attendees Are Arrested at the 8th Annual Weedstock Festival, a pro-Marijuana Event in Ferryville, Wisconsin Ferryville, Wisconsin Drug and Alacohol Abuse Crime Wisconsin Historical Society

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