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On This Day - August 26, A Shot of History

Get On This Day delivered free to your inbox: 1789 – The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is approved by the National Constituent Assembly of France. 1978 – Albino Luciani is elected as Pope John Paul I. 1970 – The then-new feminist movement, led by Betty Friedan, leads a nationwide Women's Strike for Equality in the US. The day is celebrated as Women's Equality Day. 1910 – Mother Teresa is born. Produced by Anne-Sophie Goninet

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