Today in history, August 26. - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Today in history, August 26.

All of the events below occurred on the same day of the month, August 26.

1498: Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà.

1910: Indian nun and missionary Mother Teresa is born in Skopje, Macedonia.

1935: Congresswoman and Vice-Presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro is born in Newburgh, New York.

1970: Feminist Betty Friedan leads a nationwide Strike for Women's Equality on the 50th anniversary of women being granted the right to vote.

1970: Guitarist Eric Clapton invites fellow guitarist Duane Allman to play with his new group, Derek and the Dominoes.

1974: Pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh dies in Maui, Hawaii at age 72.

1986: Actor Ted Knight, 62, dies in Pacific Palisades, California.

2015: WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward are shot to death by a former co-worker during a live broadcast in Moneta, Virginia.

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