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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

What did you accomplish as a 26-year-old?

That's how old Albert Einstein was when he developed his Theory Of Relativity. Ben Franklin published his first Poor Richard's Almanac at 26. That's the same age Orson Welles was when he released "Citizen Kane."

Bill Dawson has compiled a list of several other 26-year-old accomplishments, including Walt Disney making his first Mickey Mouse cartoon, Peter Jennings anchoring ABC's evening newscast, and Al Capone becoming the crime boss of Chicago.

Don't get too depressed if you haven't had career highs like these yet. For some of them, this was when they peaked. At least you didn't do what Otis Redding, Jean Harlow, and Brian Piccolo all did at age 26 -- they died.