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