On this day: August 26

Published On: Aug 19 2013 01:02:57 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 26 2014 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 - H A Rey
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1977: German-born illustrator and writer H.A. Rey, best known for the "Curious George" series of children's picture books that he and his wife Margret Rey created from 1939 to 1966, dies at age 78 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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