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August 26th, 1937...

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TIME Magazine: Senator Alben Barkley

(TIME Cover: August the 23rd, 1937)

 Famous people born on the 26th of August:

1469 - Ferdinand II of Naples (d. 1496)
1540 - King Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)
1743 - Antoine Lavoisier, French chemist (d. 1794)
1845 - Mary Ann 'Polly' Nichols, widely believed to be the first victim of Jack the Ripper (d. 1888)
1880 - Guillaume Apollinaire, French poet and art critic (d. 1918)
1910 - Mother Teresa, Humanitarian Activist and Worker (d. 1997)
1944 - Maureen Tucker, American musician (The Velvet Underground)

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1937

Albert von Szent-Györgyi Nagyrapolt

for his discoveries in connection with the biological combustion processes, with special reference to vitamin C and the catalysis of fumaric acid

Szeged University - Szeged, Hungary

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1937

The Life of Emile Zola
directed by William Dieterle
with Paul Muni (emile Zola) and Joseph Schildkraut (Captain Alfred Dreyfus)

Designed in 1937

The Hassock for Wingspread
by Frank Lloyd Wright


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