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This Day in History – October 26

This Day In History

1682 – William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York.

1774 – First Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia.

1810 – US annexes western Florida.

1858 – Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine.

1881 – Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday & Clanton involved in gunfight at OK Corral, in Tombstone, Arizona.

1901 – First recorded use of ‘getaway car’ occurs after holding up a shop in Paris.

1916 – Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)

1927 – Duke Ellington sings “Creole Love Song”

1941 – US savings bonds go on sale.

1949 – US President Harry Truman increases minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents an hour.

1951 – Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden.

1954 – Chevrolet unveils V-8 engine.

1954 – Walt Disney’s 1st television program, “Disneyland”, premieres on ABC.

1962 – Nikita Khrushchev sends note to JFK offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if US closed its bases in Turkey: offer is rejected.

1970 – “Doonesbury” comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers.

1982 – US budget deficit reaches more than $110 trillion for fiscal year 1982.

1988 – Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 months’ advisory service.

1993 – NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte.

2001 – The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.

2015 – World Health Organization classifies processed meat as carcinogenic.

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