On this day: August 26

Published On: Aug 19 2013 01:02:57 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 26 2015 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 - Ransom Olds
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1950: Ransom Eli Olds, the pioneer of the American automotive industry for whom both the Oldsmobile and REO brands were named, dies at age 86 in Lansing, Michigan. Olds founded the Olds Motor Vehicle Company in Lansing in 1897. The modern assembly line and its basic concept is also credited to Olds, who used it to build the first mass-produced automobile, the Oldsmobile Curved Dash, beginning in 1901.

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