October 26 in Pop Culture History

October 26 in Pop Culture History
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 PresleyJailhouse Rock / Treat Me Nice

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

1974 – #1 Hit October 26, 1974 – November 1, 1974: Dionne Warwick and The SpinnersThen Came You

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 HoustonSaving All My Love for You

2001 – The United States passed the first Patriot Act.

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