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Calendar for October 26th, 2014

1825: Erie Canal opened in New York State

Born 1854: Charles William Post (manufacturer)

Born 1865: Benjamin Guggenheim (businessman)

1881: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Tombstone, Arizona

Died 1902: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (feminist)

Born 1911: Mahalia Jackson (singer)

Born 1914: Jackie Coogan (actor)

Born 1942: Bob Hoskins (actor)

Born 1946: Pat Sajak (game show host, Wheel of Fortune)

Born 1947: Jaclyn Smith (actress)

Born 1947: Hillary Rodham Clinton (U.S. First Lady, Secretary of State)

1949: President Harry Truman raised the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour

Died 1952: Hattie McDaniel (actress)

Born 1958: Rita Wilson (actress)

Born 1961: Dylan McDermott (actor)

Born 1967: Keith Urban (singer)

1970: Garry Trudeau's comic strip Doonesbury debuted

Died 1972: Igor Sikorsky (helicopter pioneer)

Born 1973: Seth MacFarlane (animator)

Born 1977: Jon Heder (actor)

1979: A 1,496-pound tuna was caught near Aulds Cove, Nova Scotia

1982: St. Elsewhere made its television debut

Died 1993: Harold Rome (composer)

1993: Michael Jackson received a patent for shoes that allow the wearer to lean far forward

2003: Toronto's Rob Krueger became the World Rock Paper Scissors champion

2003: At a Farmers Market in Windsor, California, a record-setting pumpkin pie, weighing 418 pounds, was served. (The record was beaten in 2010.)

2011: A 2,000-pound 8-foot-long cannon belonging to the infamous pirate Blackbeard was pulled from waters near Beaufort, North Carolina

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