Daily Calendar for Thursday, October 26, 2023


  • 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) –


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


  • 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 in history to score 2,000 points –
  • 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–


  • 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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