On This Day..... October 26

 

OCTOBER 26TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL FINANCIAL CRIME FIGHTER DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • MAHALIA JACKSON (1911-1972)
  • JACKIE COOGAN (1914-1984)
 
  • EDWARD BROOKE (1919-2015)
  • SHELLEY MORRISON (1936, 82)
 
  • BOB HOSKINS (1942-2014)
  • JACLYN SMITH (1945, 73)
 
  • PAT SAJAK (1946, 72)
  • HILLARY CLINTON (1947, 71)
 
  • RITA WILSON (1956, 62)
  • DYLAN MCDERMOTT (1961, 57)
 
  • CARY ELWES (1962, 56)
  • NATALIE MERCHANT (1963, 55)
 
  • ANTHONY RAPP (1971, 47)
  • SETH MACFARLANE (1973, 45)
 
  • JON HEDER (1977, 41)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN  1682, THE DUKE OF YORK GIFTS THE LAND SURROUNDING THE DELAWARE RIVER TO WILLIAM PENN
  • IN 1749, GEORGIA, WHICH HAD OUTLAWED SLAVERY, REVERSES COURSE AND MAKES IT LEGAL AGAIN
  • IN 1774, THE FIRST CONTINENTAL CONGRESS ADJOURNS
  • IN 1776, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DEPARTS FOR FRANCE IN SEARCH OF SUPPORT FOR THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
 
  • IN 1787, ALEXANDER HAMILTON AND JAMES MADISON PUBLISH THE FEDERALIST PAPERS IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
  • IN 1825, THE ERIE CANAL OPENS FOR BUSINESS
  • IN 1858, HAMILTON SMITH PATENTS THE ROTARY WASHING MACHINE
  • IN 1861, THE PONY EXPRESS MAIL SERVICE FROM MISSOURRI TO CALIFORNIA GOES OUT OF BUSINESS AFTER 19 MONTHS
 
  • IN 1863, AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND TAKES ON THE ISSUE OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS ON BATTLEFIELDS DURING WAR LEADING TO THE FOUNDING OF THE RED CROSS
  • IN 1863, THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF ENGLAND FORMALIZES THE RULES OF SOCCER
  • IN 1876, FEDERAL TROOPS ARE CALLED IN TO SECURE THE ELECTIONS IN SOUTH CAROLINA AFTER A “RED SHIRT” MILITIA ATTEMPTS TO WRESTLE CONTROL FROM ANTI-SLAVERY REPUBLICANS BACK TO PRO-CONFEDERACY DEMOCRATS BY SUPPRESSING THE ABILITY OF NEWLY EMANCIPATED BLACK CITIZENS TO VOTE
 
  • IN 1881, WYATT EARP AND DOC HOLLIDAY TAKE PART IN THE GUNFIGHT AT THE OK CORRAL IN TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA
  • IN 1901, BURGLARS ON A CRIME SPREE IN PARIS FIRST USE THE TERM “GETAWAY CAR”
  • IN 1902, ELIZABETH CADY STANTON DIES OF HEART FAILURE AT 86
  • IN 1905, THE “SOVIET WORKERS’ COUNCIL” FORMS IN ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
 
  • IN 1916, MARGARET SANGER IS ARRESTED FOR OBSCENITY FOR ADVOCATING FOR BIRTH CONTROL
  • IN 1919, CONGRESS OVERRIDES PRESIDENT WILSON’S VETO OF PROHIBITION
  • IN 1934, JOE CRONIN, THE PLAYER-MANAGER OF THE WASHINGTON SENATORS, MARRIES TEAM OWNER CLARK GRIFFITH’S DAUGHTER MILDRED. WHILE ON THEIR HONEYMOON, HIS BOSS/FATHER-IN-LAW SELLS HIM TO THE BOSTON RED SOX
 
  • IN 1947, GREAT BRITAIN ENDS ITS MILITARY OCCUPATION OF IRAQ
  • IN 1949, PRESIDENT TRUMAN RAISES THE MINIMUM WAGE FROM 40 TO 75 CENTS
  • IN 1950, MOTHER TERESA BEGINS HER MISSIONARY OF CHARITY IN CALCUTTA, INDIA
  • IN 1951, ROCKY MARCIANO DEFEATS JOE LOUIS FOR THE HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
 
  • IN 1951, 86 YEAR OLD WINSTON CHURCHILL IS RE-ELECTED BRITISH PRIME MINISTER
  • IN 1952, HATTIE MCDANIEL DIES OF BREAST CANCER AT 57
  • IN 1956, THE U.N. ESTABLISHES THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY
  • IN 1958, PAN AM MAKES ITS FIRST FLIGHT FROM NEW YORK TO PARIS
 
  • IN 1962, DURING THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS, NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV OFFERS TO REMOVE MISSILES FROM CUBA ON THE CONDITION OF THE U.S. CLOSING ITS BASE IN TURKEY. PRESIDENT KENNEDY REFUSES
  • IN 1965, QUEEN ELIZABETH MAKES THE BEATLES MEMBERS OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
  • IN 1968, RUDY GUILIANI MARRIES HIS SECOND COUSIN REGINA PERUGGI
 
  • IN 1968, GEORGE FOREMAN WINS THE GOLD MEDAL IN BOXING AT THE MEXICO CITY OLYMPICS WHEN REFEREES STOP THE MATCH IN ROUND TWO
  • IN 1970, “DOONESBURY” DEBUTS IN 28 NEWSPAPERS
  • IN 1971, 28 YEAR OLD BOBBY FISCHER IS THE FIRST AMERICAN TO EVER QUALIFY FOR AND EVENTUALLY TO WIN THE WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
 
  • IN 1972, THE U.S. PARKS DEPARTMENT BEGINS GUIDED TOURS OF ALCATRAZ
  • IN 1973, PRESIDENT NIXON RELEASES THE FIRST WHITE HOUSE TAPES FROM THE WATERGATE TRIAL
  • IN 1975, ANWAR SADAT IS THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF EGYPT TO VISIT THE U.S.
  • IN 1977, A SOMALI MAN IS PROCLAIMED THE LAST PERSON EVER TO CONTRACT SMALL POX AS THE WORLD CELEBRATES THE SUCCESS OF THE VACCINE
 
  • IN 1978, THE AMERICAN INDEPENDENT COUNSEL ACT IS SIGNED INTO LAW
  • IN 1981, DAVID COPPERFIELD MAKES A LEAR JET DISAPPEAR ON LIVE TELEVISION
  • IN 1984, JAMES CAMERON RELEASES “THE TERMINATOR”
 
  • IN 1985, UMPIRE DON DECKINGER MAKES A CONTROVERSIAL CALL IN THE 6TH INNING WHICH ST. LOUIS FANS BELIEVE CAUSED THE CARDINALS TO LOSE THE WORLD SERIES
  • IN 1985, WHITNEY HOUSTON HITS #1 WITH “SAVING ALL MY LOVE”
  • IN 1988, DONALD TRUMP SENDS MIKE TYSON A BILL FOR $2 MILLION FOR FOUR MONTHS OF ADVISOR SERVICES

 
  • IN 1993, A 25 YEAR OLD MAN IN PENNSYLVANIA IS SENTENCED TO A YEAR IN PRISON FOR PLACING A SYRINGE IN A CAN OF PEPSI AND THEN LYING TO EMERGENCY ROOM WORKERS ABOUT ACCIDENTALLY STICKING HIS TONGUE WHEN HE DRANK HIS SODA. HIS TRICK LED TO SEVERAL DOZEN COPYCAT FAKE SYRINGE STORIES
  • IN 1996, THE SPICE GIRLS HIT #1 WITH “SAY YOU’LL BE THERE”
 
  • IN 2000, THE NEW YORK YANKEES BEAT THE METS IN THE “SUBWAY SERIES” TO WIN THEIR THIRD STRAIGHT WORLD SERIES
  • IN 2001, PRESIDENT BUSH SIGNS THE PATRIOT ACT INTO LAW
  • IN 2002, THE MOSCOW THEATER SIEGE ENDS WHEN RUSSIAN TROOPS STORM THE BUILDING KILLING 50 CHECHEN REBELS. 150 HOSTAGES ALSO DIE OVER THREE DAYS
 
  • IN 2002, JESSICA SIMPSON MARRIES NICK LACHEY IN AUSTIN, TEXAS
  • IN 2008, 43 YEAR OLD MANUEL URIBE, KNOWN AS THE WORLD’S FATTEST MAN, MARRIES CLAUDIA SOLIS IN MONTERREY MEXICO. 1,300 POUNDS AT HIS PEAK, HE LOST 510 POUNDS BEFORE THE WEDDING.
 
  • IN 2012, HURRICANE SANDY CAUSES $300 MILLION IN DAMAGE IN THE BAHAMAS
  • IN 2013, THE CARDINALS TAKE A 2-1 LEAD OVER THE RED SOX IN THE WORLD SERIES
  • IN 2014, BRAZIL RE-ELECTS DILMA ROUSSEFF AS PRESIDENT
  • IN 2015, SAM MENDES RELEASES “SPECTRE”, THE 24TH JAMES BOND FILM
 
  • IN 2015, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ADDS PROCESSES MEATS TO ITS LIST OF POTENTIAL CARCINOGENS
  • IN 2017, PRESIDENT TRUMP DECLARES OPIOIDS TO BE A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
  • IN 2017, NEW ZEALAND’S JACINDA ARDEN IS SWORN IN AS THE WORLD’S YOUNGEST FEMALE HEAD OF STATE
 

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