October 26th - This Day In History

October 26 is the 299th day of the year. There are 66 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

+ 1774 – The first Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia.

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

+ 1861 – The Pony Express officially ceases operations.

+ 1881 – The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona.

+ 1936 – The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.

+ 1958 – Pan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris, France.

+ 1970 – Muhammad Ali faces off against Jerry Quarry in Atlanta, Georgia for the first time after Ali's three-year hiatus from evading to be drafted in the Vietnam War.

( Births )


+ 1854 – C. W. Post, American businessman, founded Post Foods (d. 1914)

+ 1946 – Pat Sajak, American journalist, actor, and game show host

+ 1947 – Hillary Clinton, American lawyer and politician, 67th United States Secretary of State and 44th First Lady of the United States

+ 1961 – Dylan McDermott, American actor

+ 1973 – Seth MacFarlane, American voice actor, singer, director, producer, and screenwriter

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