Mother Teresa Is Born. Read Her Bio

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ON THIS DAY
August 26
On This Day: August 26

Mother Teresa

Born: August 26, 1910
Died: September 5, 1997
Age: 87 years old
Birthplace: Skopje, Macedonia
Occupation: Nun, Saint

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Events
1498
514 years ago
Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà. It is the only piece that he ever signs.
http://www.biography.com/people/michelangelo-9407628 >>

1838
174 years ago
Writers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Thomas Carlyle meet and begin a 38-year correspondence.
http://www.biography.com/people/ralph-waldo-emerson-9287153 >>

http://www.biography.com/people/thomas-carlyle-9238527 >>

1970
42 years ago
Betty Friedan, founder of the National Organization for Women, leads the Women’s Strike for Equality in New York.
http://www.biography.com/people/betty-friedan-9302633 >>

1970
42 years ago
Jimi Hendrix celebrates the opening of his New York recording studio, Electric Lady Studios.
http://www.biography.com/people/jimi-hendrix-9334756 >>

Born On This Day
Geraldine A. Ferraro
Born: August 26, 1935
Died: March 26, 2011
Age: 75 years old
Birthplace: Newburgh, NY, United States
Occupation: Women’s Rights Activist, Lawyer
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Macaulay Culkin
Born: August 26, 1980
Age: 32 years old
Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
Best Known For >>

Tom Ridge
Born: August 26, 1945
Age: 67 years old
Birthplace: Munhall, PA, United States
Occupation: Governor, U.S. Representative
Best Known For >>

Died On This Day
Charles Lindbergh
Died: August 26, 1974
Age: 72 years old
Place: Maui, HI, United States
Occupation: Inventor, Pilot, Writer
Best Known For >>

Dominick Dunne
Died: August 26, 2009
Age: 83 years old
Place: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Writer, Producer, TV Personality
Best Known For >>

Roger Baldwin
Died: August 26, 1981
Age: 97 years old
Place: Ridgewood, NJ, United States
Occupation: Activist
Best Known For >>

Group Of The Day
Nobel Peace Prize Winners >> Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Nobel Peace Prize is given to people like Martin Luther King Jr. and Theodore Roosevelt who have fought for peace and human rights.
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