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Saturday, October 26, 2013

October 26 - The Day in History

October 26 : General Interest
1881: Shootout at the OK Corral

On this day in 1881, the Earp brothers face off against the Clanton-McLaury gang in a legendary shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona... read more

American Revolution
1776 : Benjamin Franklin sets sail for France

1955 : "Outlaw" Sammy Swindell is born

Civil War
1864 : Rebel guerilla leader "Bloody Bill" Anderson is killed

Cold War
1955 : Diem declares himself premier of Republic of Vietnam

1948 : An abused wife gets revenge
1984 : An Ozzy Osbourne fan commits suicide

1998 : Hurricane Mitch slams into Central America

General Interest
1825 : Erie Canal opens
1944 : Battle of Leyte Gulf ends
1984 : Infant receives baboon heart

1946 : Wheel of Fortune's Pat Sajak born

1900 : Henry James and Edith Wharton begin corresponding

1985 : Whitney Houston earns her first #1 hit with "Saving All My Love For You"

Old West
1881 : The Earps shoot it out at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona

2001 : George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act

1986 : Buckner lets ground ball roll through his legs

Vietnam War
1955 : Diem wins referendum in South Vietnam
1966 : Fire breaks out on U.S. aircraft carrier
1968 : Big battle begins in Tay Ninh Province

World War I
1917 : Brazil declares war on Germany

World War II
1942 : The United States loses the Hornet


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