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Notable Historical Events for October 26th

1927Duke Ellington sings "Creole Love Song"

1962JFK warns Russia that the USA will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba

1972Henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam

1492Columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas

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

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

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

1916Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)

1922Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini

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

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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

1789Lexicographer Noah Webster (31) weds Rebecca Greenleaf

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

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

October 26th Weddings
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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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