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On this day: August 26

POSTED: 11:02 AM PDT Aug 19, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 25, 2013 

Major-league baseball makes its television debut, The Beatles release "Hey Jude," women stage a nationwide strike for equality, and aviation hero Charles Lindbergh dies, all on this day.

OTD August 26 - Antoine Lavoisier
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1743: Antoine Lavoisier, widely considered to be the "father of modern chemistry," is born in Paris, France. Lavoisier named both oxygen and hydrogen and predicted silicon. He also helped construct the metric system, put together the first extensive list of elements, and helped to reform chemical nomenclature.

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