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On this day: August 26

Published On: Aug 19 2013 01:02:57 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 26 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Major-league baseball makes its television debut, The Beatles release "Hey Jude," women stage a nationwide strike for equality, and aviation hero Charles Lindbergh dies, all on this day.

OTD August 26 - Tex Avery
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MGM

1980: Cartoonist Tex Avery, best known for creating the characters of Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Droopy and Screwy Squirrel, dies of liver cancer at age 72 in Burbank, Calif. Avery, who did his most significant work for the Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, was also known for developing Porky Pig and Chilly Willy into the personas that are remembered for today.

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