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Notable Historical Events for October 26th

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

1922Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini

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

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

1950Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India

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

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

1951Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden

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

1916Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)

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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)

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on October 26th

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

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

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