On this day: August 26

Posted: 2:02 PM EDT Aug 19, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Aug 26, 2015

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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