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Notable Historical Events for October 26th

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

1951Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister

1950Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India

1881Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday & Clanton involved in gunfight at OK Corral, in Tombstone, Az

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

1916Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)

1922Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini

1492Columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas

1978Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat named joint winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 26th

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

1973Seth MacFarlane, American animator

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)

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Notable Weddings on October 26th

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

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

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

1789Lexicographer Noah Webster (31) weds Rebecca Greenleaf

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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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