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October 26th 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 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.

1974 - #1 Hit October 26, 1974 - November 1, 1974: Dionne Warwick and The Spinners - Then Came You

October 26, 1980 - Pac-Man was released in the United States

1984 - V (the series) premiered on NBC

1984 - "Baby Fae" received a heart transplant from a baboon, and died three weeks later.

October 26, 1985 (fiction) Einstein, the dog, became the first time traveler, Back to the Future, Film

1985 - #1 Hit October 26, 1985 - November 1, 1985: Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love for You

October 26, 2000 - Sony PlayStation 2 released, Video Game Console

2001 - The United States passed the first Patriot Act.

October 26, 2012- Windows 8 was released

October 26th Celebrity Birthdays

Klingon For Dummies

Seth MacFarlane (1973)
Dylan McDermott (1961)
Hillary Clinton (1947)
Pat Sajak (1946)
Tom Cavanagh (1963)
Natalie Merchant (1963)
Jaclyn Smith (1947)
Mahilia Jackson (1911)
Jackie Coogan (1914)
"tlhIngan" - Klingon

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