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June 26 Birthday: Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Babe Didrikson Zaharias, athlete
June 26, 1911 (or 1914)-September 27, 1956
Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee, illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy (Charlesbridge, 2005)
Born in Texas, Zaharias was an accomplished golfer, basketball player and track and field star who won two gold medals and one silver in the 1932 Summer Olympics.
Sports Illustrated for Women.CNN features a bio of Didrikson Zaharias on their site.