On this day: August 26

Published: Aug 19 2013 02:02:57 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 26 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - Laura Branigan
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2004: Singer-songwriter and actress Laura Branigan, best known for the top-10 1980s hits "Gloria," "Self Control" and "Solitaire," dies in her sleep from a previously undiagnosed cerebral aneurysm at age 47 in East Quogue, New York.

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