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This Day in Sports History — August 26

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 26:

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This Day in History for August 25 – New Orleans Founded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1718 – New Orleans is founded by French settlers and named after the Duke of Orleans (More info)

1768 – James Cook begins his first voyage (More info)

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This Day in Sports History — August 25

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 25:

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This Day in History for August 24 – Mount Vesuvius Erupts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

79 – Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae in volcanic ash (More info)

1912 – Alaska becomes a United States territory (More info)

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This Day in Sports History — August 24

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 24:

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This Day in History for August 23 – Gaddafi Overthrown and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1926 – Silent film star Rudolph Valentino dies from a ruptured ulcer at the age of 31, sending tens of thousands of fans into a hysterical state of mass mourning (More info)

1939 – Germany and the Soviet Union shock the world by signing the Hitler-Stalin Pact (More info)

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This Day in History for August 22 – Red Cross Is Founded and More

565 – St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland (More info)

1848 – The United States annexes New Mexico (More info)

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This Day in Sports History — August 22

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on August 22:

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