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Notable Historical Events for October 26th

1682William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York

1922Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini

1776Benjamin Franklin departed from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.

1972Henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam

1951Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister

1916Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)

1927Duke Ellington sings "Creole Love Song"

1950Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India

1968George Foreman wins gold for USA at Mexico Olympic games (Heavyweight boxing)

1988Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service

October 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 26th

1914Jackie Coogan, Los Angeles California, actor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family), (d. 1984)

1911Mahalia Jackson, New Orleans, gospel singer (Whole World in his Hands)

1947Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chicago, Illinois, First Lady (1993-2001), Senator (New York, 2001-2009), Secretary of State (2009-2013)

1973Seth MacFarlane, American animator

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Notable Weddings on October 26th

1953Tennis champion Tony Trabert (23) weds beauty queen Shauna Wood at the Salt Lake Country Club in Salt Lake City, Utah

2002American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (22) weds singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (28) at Riverbend Church in Austin, Texas

1789Lexicographer Noah Webster (31) weds Rebecca Greenleaf

1963Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (30) weds director-producer William Asher (42) in El Paso, Texas

October 26th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 26th

1902Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American women's rights activist (b. 1815)

1972Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aviation pioneer and helicopter builder, dies at 83

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