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On This Day: October 26th

This is 299th day of the year and 66 days remain in the year.

in history
1774
The First Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia.
1825
The Erie Canal, connecting Lake Erie to the Hudson River, opened.
1881
Wyatt Earp, his two brothers, and Doc Holliday were involved in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.
1975
Anwar Sadat became the first Egyptian president to pay an official visit to the United States.
1979
South Korean president Park Chung Hee was killed by the head of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency.
1994
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel and Prime Minister Abdel Salam Majali of Jordan signed a peace treaty in a ceremony attended by President Clinton.
2002
Russian government forces stormed the Moscow theater held by Chechen rebels. More than 100 hostages were killed.
2005
The Chicago White Sox sweep the Houston Astros to win their first World Series in 88 years.
October 26 BirthdaysMahalia Jackson1911–1972, American gospel singer, born in New Orleans.
Keith Urbansinger
Sasha Cohenfigure skater
Jon Hederactor
Bob Hoskinsactor
Beryl Markhamaviator
Hillary Rodham Clintonlawyer and political figure



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