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AUGUST 26

1906 Albert Bruce Sabin (Polish-American Doctor Who Developed the Polio Vaccine) Albert Bruce Sabin Polio
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1935 900-Hour Dance Marathon Ends in Bellingham, Washington Washington Dance HistoryLink
1939 WXBS Broadcasts First Televised Baseball Game (Reds & Giants) Television Baseball New York Historic Firsts New York Times History Channel
1947 Dan Bankhead Is First African-American Pitcher in Major-league Baseball Baseball African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts USA Today
1961 Hockey Hall of Fame Opens in Toronto Canada Hockey Hall of Fame New York Times
1981 In Koblenz, Germany Steve Ovett Sets World Record for the Mile Run (3:48.4), but It Will Only Stand for Two Days Germany Steve Ovett Track & Field University of Plymouth
1985 In Indiana, 13-Year-Old AIDS Patient, Ryan White, Begins Attending School by Telephone When Officials Bar Him from Attending Class Ryan White AIDS Education Court TV
South African Runner, Zola Budd, Smashes World Record for 5000m Zola Budd Track and Field BBC South African History
1994 British Man Receives First Battery-Operated Heart Great Britain Medical Research Artificial Heart Historic Firsts BBC
1999 Michael Johnson (TX) Sets World 400m Record in Spain: 43.18s Spain Texas Sports Figures Track And Field African-American Sports Figures New York Times

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