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 - Roger Nash Baldwin
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ACLU

1981: Roger Nash Baldwin, the co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union, dies of heart failure at age 97 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Baldwin served as executive director of the ACLU from its formation until 1950 and many of the organization's original landmark cases took place under his direction, including the Scopes Trial, the Sacco and Vanzetti murder trial, and its challenge to the ban on James Joyce's "Ulysses."

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