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What Happened on October 26th This Day in History

Year Name
2017 At a level crossing of the Hanko–Hyvinkää railway line, a passenger train collides with an off-road truck of the Nyland Brigade in Raseborg, Finland; four people die and 11 are injured.[10]
2015 A 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes in the Hindu Kush mountain range in South Asia, killing 399 people and leaving 2,536 people injured.
2012 Microsoft made a public release of Windows 8 and made available it on new PCs.
2004 Rockstar Games releases Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for the PlayStation 2 in North America, which sold 12 million units for the PS2, becoming the console's best-selling video game.
2003 The Cedar Fire, the third-largest wildfire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km2), and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.
2002 Approximately 50 Chechen terrorists and 150 hostages die when Russian special forces troops storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the terrorists during a musical performance three days before.
2001 The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.
2000 A wave of protests forces Robert Guéï to step down as president after the Ivorian presidential election.
1999 The United Kingdom's House of Lords votes to end the right of most hereditary peers to vote in Britain's upper chamber of Parliament.
1995 Mossad agents assassinate Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shaqaqi in his hotel in Malta.
1995 An avalanche hits the Icelandic village of Flateyri, destroying 29 homes and burying 45 people, and killing 20.
1994 Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty.
1991 Three months after the end of the Ten-Day War, the last soldier of the Yugoslav People's Army leaves the territory of the Republic of Slovenia.
1989 China Airlines Flight 204 crashes after takeoff from Hualien Airport in Taiwan, killing all 54 people on board.
1985 The Australian government returns ownership of Uluru to the local Pitjantjatjara Aboriginals.
1979 Park Chung-hee, President of South Korea, is assassinated by Korean CIA head Kim Jae-gyu.
1977 Ali Maow Maalin, the last natural case of smallpox, develops a rash in Somalia. The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention consider this date to be the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination.
1968 Space Race: The Soyuz 3 mission achieves the first Soviet space rendezvous.
1967 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowns himself Emperor of Iran.
1958 Pan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris.
1956 Hungarian Revolution: In the towns of Mosonmagyaróvár and Esztergom, Hungarian secret police forces massacre civilians. As rebel strongholds in Budapest hold, fighting spreads throughout the country.
1955 After the last Allied troops have left the country, and following the provisions of the Austrian Independence Treaty, Austria declares that it will never join a military alliance.
1955 Ngô Đình Diệm proclaims himself as President of the newly created Republic of Vietnam.
1947 Partition of India: The Maharaja of Kashmir and Jammu signs the Instrument of Accession with India, beginning the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947–1948 and the Kashmir conflict.
1944 World War II: The Battle of Leyte Gulf ends with an overwhelming American victory.
1942 World War II: In the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands during the Guadalcanal Campaign, one U.S. aircraft carrier is sunk and another carrier is heavily damaged, while two Japanese carriers and one cruiser are heavily damaged.
1937 Nazi Germany begins expulsions of 18,000 Polish Jews.
1936 The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.
1918 World War I: Erich Ludendorff, quartermaster-general of the Imperial German Army, is dismissed by Kaiser Wilhelm II for refusing to cooperate in peace negotiations.
1917 World War I: Brazil declares war on the Central Powers.
1912 First Balkan War: The Ottomans lose the cities of Thessaloniki and Skopje.
1909 Japanese occupation of Korea: An Jung-geun assassinates Japan's Resident-General of Korea.
1905 King Oscar II recognizes the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden.
1892 Ida B. Wells publishes Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases.
1890 Malleco Viaduct in Chile, at the time "the highest railroad bridge in the world", is inaugurated by President José Manuel Balmaceda.
1881 Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday participate in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.
1871 Liberian President Edward James Roye is deposed in a coup d'état.
1863 The Football Association is founded.
1860 Unification of Italy: The Expedition of the Thousand ends when Giuseppe Garibaldi presents his conquests to King Victor Emmanuel of Sardinia.
1859 The Royal Charter Storm kills at least eight hundred people in the British Isles.
1825 The Erie Canal opens, allowing direct passage from the Hudson River to Lake Erie.
1813 War of 1812: A combined force of British regulars, Canadian militia and Mohawks defeat the United States Army in the Battle of the Chateauguay.
1774 American Revolution: The First Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia.
1689 General Enea Silvio Piccolomini of Austria burns down Skopje to prevent the spread of cholera; he dies of the disease soon afterwards.
1640 The Treaty of Ripon is signed, restoring peace between Covenanter Scotland and King Charles I of England.
1597 Imjin War: Korean Admiral Yi Sun-sin routs the Japanese Navy of 300 ships with only 13 ships at the Battle of Myeongnyang.
1520 Charles V is crowned as Holy Roman Emperor.
1377 Tvrtko I is crowned the first king of Bosnia.
1341 The Byzantine civil war of 1341–1347 formally begins with the proclamation of John VI Kantakouzenos as Byzantine Emperor.
1185 The Uprising of Asen and Peter begins on the feast day of St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki and ends with the creation of the Second Bulgarian Empire.
Famous People Born on October 26

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Year Name
1972 Daniel Elena, Monegasque race car driver
1991 Riho Iida, Japanese model and actress
1874 Martin Lowry, English chemist and academic (d. 1936)
1940 Eddie Henderson, American trumpet player and educator
1483 Hans Buchner, German Renaissance composer (d. 1538)
1946 Pat Sajak, American journalist, actor, and game show host
1953 Joe Meriweather, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
1794 Konstantin Thon, Russian architect, designed the Grand Kremlin Palace and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (d. 1881)
1966 Jeanne Zelasko, American journalist and sportscaster
1919 Princess Ashraf of Iran (d. 2016)
Famous People Deaths On October 26

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Date Name
1945 Aleksey Krylov, Russian mathematician and engineer (b. 1863)
1941 Arkady Gaidar, Russian journalist and author (b. 1904)
2002 Jacques Massu, French general (b. 1908)
1803 Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1721)
1952 Hattie McDaniel, American actress and singer (b. 1895)
1976 Deryck Cooke, English musicologist and author (b. 1919)
1961 Sadae Inoue, Japanese general (b. 1886)
1986 Jackson Scholz, American runner (b. 1897)
1957 Gerty Cori, Czech-American biochemist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
1871 Robert Anderson (Civil War), American general (b. 1805)