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Notable Historical Events for October 26th

1916Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)

2000NY Yankees defeat NY Mets 4-1 to win their 3rd straight World Series championship, MVP: Derek Jeter, NY Yankees

1922Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini

1951Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden

1962Nikita Khrushchev sends note to JFK offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if US closed its bases in Turkey: offer is rejected

1950Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India

1927Duke Ellington sings "Creole Love Song"

1985Doug Harvey's #2 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

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

1986"Into the Light" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 6 performances

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Notable Birthdays on October 26th

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

1973Seth MacFarlane, American animator

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 26th

1789Lexicographer Noah Webster (31) weds Rebecca Greenleaf

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

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

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

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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