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July 26th, 1939...

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TIME Magazine: Edda Ciano

(TIME Cover: July the 24th, 1939)

 Famous people born on the 26th of July:

1678 - Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1711)
1894 - Aldous Huxley, English-born author (d. 1963)
1908 - Salvador Allende, President of Chile (d. 1973)
1922 - Blake Edwards, American film director
1928 - Stanley Kubrick, American film director (d. 1999)
1943 - Mick Jagger, English musician (The Rolling Stones)
1949 - Roger Taylor, English musician (Queen)
1959 - Kevin Spacey, American actor

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1939

Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt

for his work on sex hormones

Berlin University - Berlin, Germany

Photo: nobelprize.org

Oscar of the best picture in 1939

Gone with the Wind
directed by Victor Fleming
with Clark Gable (Rhett Butler) and Vivien Leigh (Scarlett O'Hara)

Designed in 1939

The PH lamp
by Poul Henningsen


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