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Today In History - October 26th
YearHistoric Event
17741st Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia.
1825Erie Canal between Hudson River & Lake Erie opened
1861Telegraph service inaugurated in US (end of Pony Express)
1863Soccer rules standardized; rugby starts as a separate game.
1881Shootout at the OK corral in Tombstone Az
1903Yerba Buena is 1st Key System ferry to cross SF Bay.
1941US Savings Bonds go on sale
1949Pres Truman increases minimum wage - from 40 cents to 75 cents.
1956International Atomic Energy Agency established
1957Vatican Radio begins broadcasting
1958PanAm flies the 1st transAtlantic jet trip - NY to Paris.
1968Soyuz 3 is launched
1970Doonesbury comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers.
1971UN votes to replace Taiwan with China
1972Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin
1976according to South Africa Transkei gains independence. Not recognized as an independent country outside of South Africa.
1977Fifth & Final test of the Space Shuttle Enterprise
1979S Korean Pres Park Chung-hee is assassinated.
1979St. Vincent & the Grenadines gains independence from Britain.
1984Baby Fae gets a baboon heart in an experimental transplant in Loma Linda CA. She will live for 21 days with the animal heart.
1987head of Salvadoran Human Rights Comm. assassinated by death squads.

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