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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Born

  • Charles William Post (manufacturer)
  • Benjamin Guggenheim (businessman)
  • Mahalia Jackson (singer)
  • Jackie Coogan (actor)
  • George Crum (ballet conductor)
  • Bob Hoskins (actor)
  • Pat Sajak (game show host, Wheel of Fortune)
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton (U.S. First Lady, Secretary of State)
  • Jaclyn Smith (actress)
  • Rita Wilson (actress)
  • Dylan McDermott (actor)
  • Keith Urban (singer)
  • Seth MacFarlane (animator)
  • Jon Heder (actor)

Died

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton (feminist)
  • Hattie McDaniel (actress)
  • Igor Sikorsky (helicopter pioneer)
  • Harold Rome (composer)

Events

  • Erie Canal opened in New York State
  • Pony Express service ended
  • Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Tombstone, Arizona
  • President Harry Truman raised the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour
  • Garry Trudeau’s comic strip Doonesbury debuted
  • A 1,496-pound tuna was caught near Auld’s Cove, Nova Scotia
  • St. Elsewhere made its television debut
  • Wayne Gretzky became the first NHL player to score 2,000 goals
  • Michael Jackson received a patent for shoes that allow the wearer to lean far forward
  • At a Farmers Market in Windsor, California, a record-setting pumpkin pie, weighing 418 pounds, was served. (The record was beaten in 2010.)
  • Toronto’s Rob Krueger became the World Rock Paper Scissors champion
  • A 2,000-pound 8-foot-long cannon belonging to the infamous pirate Blackbeard was pulled from waters near Beaufort, North Carolina

Weather

  • New York City received 4 inches of snow
  • -10 degrees F in Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Bismarck, North Dakota, recorded its earliest below-zero reading, -10 degrees F
  • The temperature in Boston, Massachusetts, was 84 degrees F
  • Eight tornadoes struck Indiana
  • A powerful storm carved across the Midwest with hurricane-like conditions and more than a dozen tornadoes. Bigfork, Minnesota, recorded the storm’s lowest pressure. It bottomed out at 955 millibars, a new U.S. record.

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