On This Day: October 26th

This is 300th day of the year and 66 days remain in the year.

in history
The First Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia.
The Erie Canal, connecting Lake Erie to the Hudson River, opened.
Wyatt Earp, his two brothers, and Doc Holliday were involved in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.
Anwar Sadat became the first Egyptian president to pay an official visit to the United States.
South Korean president Park Chung Hee was killed by the head of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency.
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.
Russian government forces stormed the Moscow theater held by Chechen rebels. More than 100 hostages were killed.
The Chicago White Sox sweep the Houston Astros to win their first World Series in 88 years.
October 26 Birthdays
Mahalia 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
Francois Mitterrandpolitical leader, president of France
Domenico Scarlatticomposer
Pat Conroywriter

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