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Notable Historical Events for October 26th

1492Columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas

1949US President Harry Truman increases minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents

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

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

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

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

1916Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)

1951Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister

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

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

1973Seth MacFarlane, American animator

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

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

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

October 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 26th

1789Lexicographer Noah Webster (31) weds Rebecca Greenleaf

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

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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