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Notable Historical Events for October 26th

1951Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden

1951Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister

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

1916Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)

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

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

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

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

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

1492Columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas

October 26th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on October 26th

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)

1973Seth MacFarlane, American animator

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

October 26th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 26th

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

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)

October 26th Deaths
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