August 26, 1956

JIM LONDOS: The world-famous Greek wrestling champion Jim Londos (aka Christos Theophilou) has sent a telegram to Archibishop Dorotheos of Athens expressing his deep sorrow over the hanging of British and Cyprot patriots… stating that he was willing… to hold a fight in Athens and to donate the proceeds to the cause of the Panhellenic Committee for Union with Cyprus. HUNGARIAN UPRISING: Vienna, 25 – According to reports from Budapest, a Hungarian weekly newspaper carried an article today that contained criticisms of the ruling Communist Party, accusing it of being more aristocratic than the former monarchs, the Hapsburgs. «Although (before the war) Archduke Josef attended a state school, the children of our Communist leaders are being privately educated. They do not mix with workers and shop at their own stores.» ALFRED KINSEY: Bloomington, Indiana, 25 – The 62-year-old biologist Dr Alfred Kinsey, who became famous with his books on the sexual behavior of men and women, died today. Kinsey suffered from heart disease and pneumonia. A professor of entomology and zoology, he founded the Institute for Sex Research at the University of Indiana at Bloomington in 1947.

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