October 26 in History
|October 26th is…
National Day of the Deployed
National Financial Crime Fighter Day
National Mincemeat Day
National Mule Day
National Pumpkin Day
National Tennessee Day
1774 – The first Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia.
1775 – King George III of Great Britain went before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion and authorized a military response to stop the American Revolution.
1776 – Benjamin Franklin went to France to seek French support for the American Revolution.
1825 – From Albany, New York to Lake Erie, the Erie Canal opened.
1861 – The Pony Express officially closed.
1881 – The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona. The “OK” probably referred to two families, Ormsby & Kimberly, who owned the nearby corral.
1936 – The first electric generator at Hoover Dam went into operation.
1957 – #1 Hit October 26, 1957 – December 6, 1957: Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock / Treat Me Nice
1958 – Pan American Airways made the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707, from New York City to Paris, France.
1984 – V (the series) premiered on NBC
1984 – “Baby Fae” received a heart transplant from a baboon and died three weeks later.
1985 – #1 Hit October 26, 1985 – November 1, 1985: Whitney Houston – Saving All My Love for You
2001 – The United States passed the first Patriot Act.