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Notable Historical Events for October 26th

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

1951Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden

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

1988Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service

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

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

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

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

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

1922Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini

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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)

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

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

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

1789Lexicographer Noah Webster (31) weds Rebecca Greenleaf

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

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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