October 26

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.

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