On this day: August 26

Published On: Aug 19 2013 01:02:57 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 26 2016 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 - Joseph-Michel Montgolfier
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1740: Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, the co-inventor of the hot air balloon with his brother Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, is born in Annonay, Ardèche, France. The brothers succeeded in launching the first manned hot air balloon ascent, carrying Étienne, in 1783.

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