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October 26th, 2007 (October 26 2007)DeathNicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer (born in 1947)
October 26th, 2007 (October 26 2007)DeathFriedman Paul Erhardt (Chef Tell), German-born American TV chef (born in 1943)
October 26th, 2007 (October 26 2007)DeathDr. Arthur Kornberg, American Nobel Prize laureate in 1959 for the discovery of DNA polymerase (born in 1918)
October 26th, 2007 (October 26 2007)DeathKhun Sa, Burmese warlord (born in 1934)
October 26th, 2006 (October 26 2006)DeathPontus Hulten, Swedish art collector and museum director (born in 1924)
October 26th, 2005 (October 26 2005)DeathKeith Parkinson, fantasy artist (born in 1958)
October 26th, 2004 (October 26 2004)DeathBobby Avila, Major League Baseball player (born in 1924)
October 26th, 2003 (October 26 2003)EventThe Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km?), and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.
October 26th, 2002 (October 26 2002)EventMoscow Theatre Siege: Approximately 50 Chechen rebels and 150 hostages die when Russian Spetsnaz storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the rebels during a musical performance three days before.
October 26th, 2002 (October 26 2002)DeathJacques Massu, French general (born in 1908)
October 26th, 2002 (October 26 2002)DeathMovsar Barayev, Chechen militant (born in 1979)
October 26th, 2001 (October 26 2001)EventThe United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.
October 26th, 2000 (October 26 2000)EventLaurent Gbagbo takes over as president of Cote d Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guei. Bret Hart retires.
October 26th, 1999 (October 26 1999)EventBritain s House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain s upper chamber of Parliament.
October 26th, 1999 (October 26 1999)DeathHoyt Axton, American actor and country music singer-songwriter (born in 1938)
October 26th, 1997 (October 26 1997)DeathJoe Cinque, Civil Engineer (b 1978)
October 26th, 1995 (October 26 1995)EventIsraeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
October 26th, 1995 (October 26 1995)DeathGorni Kramer, Italian bandleader and songwriter (born in 1913)
October 26th, 1994 (October 26 1994)EventJordan and Israel sign a peace treaty.
October 26th, 1994 (October 26 1994)EventAnnouncement that Andrew Wiles correctly proved Fermat s last theorem.Andrew Wiles Quotes
October 26th, 1994 (October 26 1994)DeathWilbert Harrison, American singer (born in 1929)
October 26th, 1992 (October 26 1992)EventThe command and control system of the London Ambulance Service fails catastrophically.
October 26th, 1992 (October 26 1992)EventThe Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.
October 26th, 1989 (October 26 1989)DeathCharles J. Pedersen, American Nobel laureate (born in 1904)
October 26th, 1987 (October 26 1987)BirthElise Estrada, Canadian singer
October 26th, 1986 (October 26 1986)DeathJackson Scholz, American runner (born in 1897)
October 26th, 1985 (October 26 1985)BirthAndrea Bargnani, Italian basketball player
October 26th, 1985 (October 26 1985)BirthMonta Ellis, American basketball player
October 26th, 1985 (October 26 1985)BirthAsin Thottumkal, Indian actress
October 26th, 1984 (October 26 1984)Event"Baby Fae" receives a heart transplant from a baboon.
October 26th, 1984 (October 26 1984)BirthSasha Cohen, American figure skater
October 26th, 1984 (October 26 1984)BirthJefferson Farfan, Peruvian footballer
October 26th, 1984 (October 26 1984)BirthAdriano Correia Claro, Brazilian footballer
October 26th, 1984 (October 26 1984)BirthAmanda Overmyer, American Singer, American Idol (season 7)
October 26th, 1984 (October 26 1984)DeathGus Mancuso, baseball player (born in 1905)
October 26th, 1983 (October 26 1983)BirthDmitri Sychev, Russian football player
October 26th, 1983 (October 26 1983)BirthFrancisco Liriano, Major League Baseball pitcher
October 26th, 1983 (October 26 1983)BirthLuke Watson, South African rugby player
October 26th, 1982 (October 26 1982)BirthAdam Carroll, British racing driver
October 26th, 1981 (October 26 1981)BirthGuy Sebastian, Australian singer
October 26th, 1981 (October 26 1981)BirthSam Brown, American comedianSam Brown Quotes
October 26th, 1980 (October 26 1980)BirthCristian Chivu, Romanian footballer
October 26th, 1979 (October 26 1979)EventPark Chung-hee, President of South Korea is assassinated by KCIA head Kim Jae-kyu. Choi Kyu-ha becomes the acting President; Kim is executed the following May.
October 26th, 1979 (October 26 1979)BirthMovsar Barayev, Chechen militant (died in 2002)
October 26th, 1979 (October 26 1979)DeathPark Chung-hee, President of South Korea (born in 1917)
October 26th, 1978 (October 26 1978)EventIndependent Counsel Act is signed into law.
October 26th, 1978 (October 26 1978)BirthJimmy Aggrey, English footballer
October 26th, 1978 (October 26 1978)BirthMark Barry, English musician (BBMak)
October 26th, 1978 (October 26 1978)BirthCM Punk, American professional wrestler
October 26th, 1978 (October 26 1978)BirthEva Kaili, Greek TV presenter and politician
October 26th, 1978 (October 26 1978)DeathAlexander Gerschenkron, Russian-born economic historian (born in 1904)
October 26th, 1977 (October 26 1977)EventThe last natural case of smallpox was discovered in Merca district, Somalia. The WHO and the CDC consider this date the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination.
October 26th, 1977 (October 26 1977)BirthJon Heder, American actor
October 26th, 1976 (October 26 1976)BirthMiikka Kiprusoff, Finnish hockey player
October 26th, 1974 (October 26 1974)BirthLISA, Japanese musician
October 26th, 1973 (October 26 1973)BirthSeth MacFarlane, American animator
October 26th, 1973 (October 26 1973)BirthTaka Michinoku , Japanese professional wrestle
October 26th, 1972 (October 26 1972)DeathIgor Sikorsky, Kiev, Russian Empire (currently Ukraine) born inventor (born in 1889)
October 26th, 1971 (October 26 1971)BirthAnthony Rapp, American singer and actor
October 26th, 1971 (October 26 1971)DeathVincent Coleman, American actor (born in 1901)
October 26th, 1970 (October 26 1970)BirthLisa Ryder, American actress
October 26th, 1970 (October 26 1970)BirthDian Bachar, American actor
October 26th, 1970 (October 26 1970)BirthRaveena Tandon, Indian actress
October 26th, 1967 (October 26 1967)BirthKeith Urban, New Zealand singer
October 26th, 1966 (October 26 1966)BirthJane Hajduk, American actress
October 26th, 1966 (October 26 1966)BirthSteve Valentine, British actor
October 26th, 1966 (October 26 1966)BirthJeanne Zelasko, American sportcaster
October 26th, 1966 (October 26 1966)BirthMasaharu Iwata, Japanese composer
October 26th, 1966 (October 26 1966)DeathAlma Cogan, English singer (born in 1932)
October 26th, 1965 (October 26 1965)EventThe Beatles are appointed Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBEs).
October 26th, 1965 (October 26 1965)BirthAaron Kwok Fu-Shing, Hong Kong singer
October 26th, 1965 (October 26 1965)BirthKelly Rowan, Canadian actress and producer.
October 26th, 1965 (October 26 1965)DeathSylvia Likens, American torture victim (born in 1949)
October 26th, 1964 (October 26 1964)EventEric Edgar Cooke becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed.
October 26th, 1964 (October 26 1964)BirthThomas Cavanagh, Canadian actor
October 26th, 1963 (October 26 1963)BirthNatalie Merchant, American singerNatalie Merchant Quotes
October 26th, 1963 (October 26 1963)BirthTed Demme, American film and television director (died in 2002)
October 26th, 1962 (October 26 1962)BirthCary Elwes, British actor
October 26th, 1962 (October 26 1962)DeathLouise Beavers, American actress (born in 1902)
October 26th, 1961 (October 26 1961)BirthDylan McDermott, American actor
October 26th, 1960 (October 26 1960)BirthJune Brigman, American comic book artist
October 26th, 1959 (October 26 1959)BirthEvo Morales, President of BoliviaEvo Morales Quotes
October 26th, 1959 (October 26 1959)BirthFrancois Chau, Cambodian actor
October 26th, 1959 (October 26 1959)BirthBrian Bovell, British actor
October 26th, 1958 (October 26 1958)EventPan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris, France.
October 26th, 1957 (October 26 1957)BirthBob Golic, American football player
October 26th, 1957 (October 26 1957)DeathGerty Cori, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate (born in 1896)
October 26th, 1957 (October 26 1957)DeathNikos Kazantzakis, Greek writer (born in 1883)Nikos Kazantzakis Quotes
October 26th, 1956 (October 26 1956)BirthStephen Gumley, Australian businessman
October 26th, 1956 (October 26 1956)BirthRita Wilson, American actress
October 26th, 1956 (October 26 1956)DeathWalter Gieseking, French pianist (born in 1895)
October 26th, 1955 (October 26 1955)EventAfter the last Allied troops have left the country and following the provisions of the Austrian Independence Treaty, Austria declares permanent neutrality.
October 26th, 1955 (October 26 1955)EventNgo Dinh Di?m declares himself Premier of South Vietnam.
October 26th, 1954 (October 26 1954)EventTrieste return to Italy.
October 26th, 1954 (October 26 1954)BirthJames Busccema, American comic book artist
October 26th, 1954 (October 26 1954)BirthVassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer
October 26th, 1953 (October 26 1953)BirthRosa Monckton, notable charity fundraiser
October 26th, 1953 (October 26 1953)BirthKeith Strickland, American musician (The B-52 s)
October 26th, 1952 (October 26 1952)BirthAndrew Motion, English poet and Poet Laureate
October 26th, 1952 (October 26 1952)DeathHattie McDaniel, American singer and actress (born in 1895)
October 26th, 1951 (October 26 1951)EventBoxer Joe Louis comes out of retirement to fight Rocky Marciano. However, Marciano would win the fight in eight rounds.Joe Louis Quotes
October 26th, 1951 (October 26 1951)BirthBootsy Collins, American musician (P Funk)
October 26th, 1949 (October 26 1949)BirthSteve Rogers, Major League Baseball pitcher
October 26th, 1949 (October 26 1949)BirthAntonio Carpio, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
October 26th, 1948 (October 26 1948)EventKiller smog settles into Donora, Pennsylvania.
October 26th, 1948 (October 26 1948)BirthToby Harrah, American Major League Baseball player
October 26th, 1947 (October 26 1947)EventThe Maharaja of Kashmir agrees to allow his kingdom to join India.
October 26th, 1947 (October 26 1947)EventThe British Military Occupation ends in Iraq.
October 26th, 1947 (October 26 1947)BirthHillary Rodham Clinton, First Lady of the United States and United States SenatorHillary Clinton Quotes
October 26th, 1947 (October 26 1947)BirthJaclyn Smith, American actress
October 26th, 1947 (October 26 1947)BirthTrevor Joyce, Irish poet
October 26th, 1947 (October 26 1947)BirthIan Ashley, British racing driver
October 26th, 1947 (October 26 1947)DeathCanon Edwin Sidney Savage, English rector (born in 1862)
October 26th, 1946 (October 26 1946)BirthPat Sajak, American game show host
October 26th, 1946 (October 26 1946)BirthHolly Woodlawn, Puerto Rican actress
October 26th, 1946 (October 26 1946)BirthKeith Hopwood, British musician (Herman s Hermits)
October 26th, 1945 (October 26 1945)BirthPat Conroy, American writer
October 26th, 1945 (October 26 1945)BirthDemetris Th. Gotsis, Greek poet and author
October 26th, 1945 (October 26 1945)DeathPaul Pelliot, French explorer (born in 1878)
October 26th, 1945 (October 26 1945)DeathAlexei Krylov, Russian engineer and mathematician (born in 1863)
October 26th, 1944 (October 26 1944)EventWorld War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf ends.
October 26th, 1944 (October 26 1944)DeathPrincess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (born in 1857)
October 26th, 1944 (October 26 1944)DeathWilliam Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury (born in 1881)William Temple Quotes
October 26th, 1943 (October 26 1943)EventWorld War II: First flight of the Dornier Do 335 "Pfeil".
October 26th, 1943 (October 26 1943)DeathMarc Aurel Stein, Hungarian-born archaeologist (born in 1862)
October 26th, 1942 (October 26 1942)EventWorld War II: In the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands during the Guadalcanal Campaign, one U.S. aircraft carrier, Hornet, was sunk and another aircraft carrier, Enterprise, is heavily damaged.
October 26th, 1942 (October 26 1942)BirthBob Hoskins, British actor
October 26th, 1941 (October 26 1941)BirthCharlie Landsborough, Singer/Songwriter
October 26th, 1941 (October 26 1941)DeathArkady Gaidar, Russian children s writer (born in 1904)
October 26th, 1940 (October 26 1940)EventThe P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.
October 26th, 1937 (October 26 1937)DeathJozef Dowbor-Musnicki, Polish general (born in 1867)
October 26th, 1936 (October 26 1936)EventThe first electric generator at Hoover Dam went into full operation.
October 26th, 1936 (October 26 1936)BirthShelley Morrison, American actress
October 26th, 1934 (October 26 1934)BirthHans-Joachim Rodelius, German composer and musician (Cluster, Harmonia)
October 26th, 1931 (October 26 1931)DeathCharles Comiskey, baseball team owner (born in 1859)
October 26th, 1930 (October 26 1930)DeathHarry Payne Whitney, American businessman (born in 1872)
October 26th, 1929 (October 26 1929)BirthNeal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires) (died in 2000)
October 26th, 1928 (October 26 1928)BirthFrancisco Solano Lopez, Argentine comics artists
October 26th, 1925 (October 26 1925)BirthJan Wolkers, Dutch author (died in 2007)
October 26th, 1921 (October 26 1921)BirthGeorge Forrest, Northern Irish MP (died in 1968)
October 26th, 1919 (October 26 1919)BirthMohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran, Shah of Iran (died in 1980)
October 26th, 1918 (October 26 1918)EventErich Ludendorff, quartermaster-general of the Imperial German Army, is dismissed by Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany for refusing to cooperate in peace negotiations.Erich Ludendorff Quotes
October 26th, 1917 (October 26 1917)EventWorld War I: Battle of Caporetto; Italy suffers a catastrophic defeat at the forces of Austria-Hungary and Germany.
October 26th, 1917 (October 26 1917)EventWorld War I:Brazil declared in state of war with Central Powers.
October 26th, 1916 (October 26 1916)BirthFrancois Mitterrand, President of France (died in 1996)
October 26th, 1915 (October 26 1915)BirthJoe Fry, British racing driver (died in 1950)
October 26th, 1914 (October 26 1914)BirthJackie Coogan, American actor (died in 1984)
October 26th, 1913 (October 26 1913)BirthCharlie Barnet, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (died in 1991)
October 26th, 1912 (October 26 1912)EventFirst Balkan War: The city of Thessaloniki is unified with Greece on the feast day of its patron Saint Demetrius. On the same day the Serbian troops captured Skopje.
October 26th, 1912 (October 26 1912)BirthDon Siegel, American director (died in 1991)
October 26th, 1911 (October 26 1911)BirthSid Gilman, American football player (died in 2003)
October 26th, 1911 (October 26 1911)BirthMahalia Jackson, American singer (died in 1972)
October 26th, 1911 (October 26 1911)BirthSorley MacLean, Scottish poet (died in 1996)
October 26th, 1909 (October 26 1909)DeathHirobumi Ito, Japanese Prime Minister (born in 1841)
October 26th, 1906 (October 26 1906)BirthPrimo Carnera, Italian boxer (died in 1967)
October 26th, 1905 (October 26 1905)EventNorway becomes independent from Sweden.
October 26th, 1905 (October 26 1905)BirthGeorge Flahiff, Canadian Cardinal (died in 1989)
October 26th, 1902 (October 26 1902)BirthJack Sharkey, American boxer (died in 1994)
October 26th, 1902 (October 26 1902)DeathElizabeth Cady Stanton, American feminist and suffragette (born in 1815)
October 26th, 1899 (October 26 1899)BirthJudy Johnson Hall of Fame baseball player in the Negro Leagues (died in 1989)
October 26th, 1896 (October 26 1896)DeathPaul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (born in 1827)
October 26th, 1890 (October 26 1890)DeathCarlo Collodi, Italian writer (born in 1826)
October 26th, 1888 (October 26 1888)BirthNestor Ivanovich Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist Insurrectionary leader (died in 1934)
October 26th, 1883 (October 26 1883)BirthNapoleon Hill, American Writer and Philosopher (Think and Grow Rich)(died in 1970)Napoleon Hill Quotes
October 26th, 1883 (October 26 1883)BirthPaul Pilgrim, American athlete (died in 1958)
October 26th, 1881 (October 26 1881)EventThe Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona.
October 26th, 1880 (October 26 1880)BirthAndrei Bely, Russian writer (died in 1934)
October 26th, 1874 (October 26 1874)BirthAbby Aldrich Rockefeller, socialite and philanthropist (died in 1948)
October 26th, 1874 (October 26 1874)BirthMartin Lowry, British chemist (died in 1936)
October 26th, 1873 (October 26 1873)BirthThorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (died in 1942)
October 26th, 1871 (October 26 1871)BirthGuillermo Kahlo, father of Frida Kahlo (died in 1941)Frida Kahlo Quotes
October 26th, 1869 (October 26 1869)BirthWashington Luis Pereira de Sousa, President of Brazil (died in 1957)
October 26th, 1866 (October 26 1866)DeathJohn Kinder Labatt, Irish-Canadian brewer (Labatt Brewing Company) (born in 1803)
October 26th, 1865 (October 26 1865)BirthBenjamin Guggenheim, American businessman (died in 1912)
October 26th, 1864 (October 26 1864)Death"Bloody Bill" Anderson, American Civil War rebel guerrilla leader (born in 1839)
October 26th, 1863 (October 26 1863)EventThe Football Association is formed.
October 26th, 1861 (October 26 1861)EventThe Pony Express officially ceased operations.
October 26th, 1860 (October 26 1860)EventMeeting of Teano. Giuseppe Garibaldi, conqueror of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies, gives it to King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy.
October 26th, 1859 (October 26 1859)EventThe Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.
October 26th, 1854 (October 26 1854)BirthC. W. Post, American entrepreneur (died in 1914)
October 26th, 1849 (October 26 1849)BirthFerdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (died in 1917)
October 26th, 1842 (October 26 1842)BirthVasili Vasilyevich Vereshchagin, Russian painter (died in 1904)
October 26th, 1825 (October 26 1825)EventThe Erie Canal openspassage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie.
October 26th, 1817 (October 26 1817)DeathNikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist (born in 1727)
October 26th, 1806 (October 26 1806)DeathJohn Graves Simcoe, first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada (born in 1752)
October 26th, 1803 (October 26 1803)DeathGranville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (born in 1721)
October 26th, 1802 (October 26 1802)BirthKing Miguel of Portugal (died in 1866)
October 26th, 1800 (October 26 1800)BirthHelmuth von Moltke the Elder, Prussian field marshal (died in 1891)
October 26th, 1797 (October 26 1797)BirthGiuditta Pasta, Italian soprano (died in 1865)
October 26th, 1795 (October 26 1795)EventThe French Directory, a five-man revolutionary government, is created.
October 26th, 1795 (October 26 1795)BirthNikolaos Mantzaros, Greek composer (died in 1872)
October 26th, 1794 (October 26 1794)BirthKonstantin Thon, Russian architect (died in 1881)
October 26th, 1776 (October 26 1776)EventBenjamin Franklin departed from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.Benjamin Franklin Quotes
October 26th, 1774 (October 26 1774)EventThe first Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
October 26th, 1773 (October 26 1773)DeathAmedee-Francois Frezier, French military engineer and explorer (born in 1682)
October 26th, 1768 (October 26 1768)BirthEustachy Erazm Sanguszko, Polish general and politician (died in 1844)
October 26th, 1764 (October 26 1764)DeathWilliam Hogarth, British painter (born in 1697)
October 26th, 1759 (October 26 1759)BirthGeorges Jacques Danton, French Revolutionary leader (died in 1794)George Ade Quotes
October 26th, 1757 (October 26 1757)BirthKarl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (died in 1823) Philo Quotes
October 26th, 1751 (October 26 1751)DeathPhilip Doddridge, English religious leader (born in 1702)
October 26th, 1717 (October 26 1717)DeathCatherine Sedley, English mistress of James II of England (born in 1657)
October 26th, 1694 (October 26 1694)BirthJohan Helmich Roman, Swedish composer (died in 1758)
October 26th, 1686 (October 26 1686)DeathJohn Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician (born in 1623)
October 26th, 1685 (October 26 1685)BirthDomenico Scarlatti, Italian composer (died in 1757)
October 26th, 1684 (October 26 1684)BirthKurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (died in 1757)
October 26th, 1679 (October 26 1679)DeathRoger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, British soldier, statesman, and dramatist (born in 1621)
October 26th, 1675 (October 26 1675)DeathWilliam Sprague, English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (born in 1609)Charles Sprague Quotes
October 26th, 1673 (October 26 1673)BirthDimitrie Cantemir, Moldavian prince, linguist, and scholar (died in 1723)
October 26th, 1671 (October 26 1671)DeathSir John Gell, 1st Baronet, English politician (born in 1593)
October 26th, 1640 (October 26 1640)EventThe Treaty of Ripon is signed, restoring peace between Scotland and Charles I of England.
October 26th, 1633 (October 26 1633)DeathHorio Tadaharu, Japanese warlord (born in 1596)
October 26th, 1609 (October 26 1609)BirthWilliam Sprague, English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (died in 1675)Charles Sprague Quotes
October 26th, 1491 (October 26 1491)BirthZhengde, Emperor of China (died in 1521)
October 26th, 1473 (October 26 1473)BirthFriedrich of Saxony (died in 1510)
October 26th, 1440 (October 26 1440)DeathGilles de Rais, French serial killer (born in 1404)
October 26th, 1427 (October 26 1427)BirthArchduke Sigismund of Austria (died in 1496)
October 26th, 1235 (October 26 1235)DeathKing Andrew II of Hungary (born in 1175)
October 26th, 0899 (October 26 0899)DeathAlfred the Great, king of Wessex (born in 849)
October 26th, 0740 (October 26 0740)EventAn earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing much damage and death.

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