October 26 Events in History - October 26 Birthdays - October 26 Deaths
2014 Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been elected to her second term, winning with 51.6% of the vote over Aecio Neves
2014 Kaci Hickox, the first person held under New Jersey's new quarantine provisions for those who have worked with Ebola patients, speaks out to protest the conditions of her confinement at a local hospital; Hickox has tested negative for the virus
2013 In Game 3 of the World Series baseball championships, the St. Louis Cardinals score a 2-1 series lead over the Boston Red Sox
2013 In an effort to repair strained relations after news reports cite the U.S. spied on Chancellor Angela Merke's cell phone, President Barack Obama congratulates the Chancellor on the formation of her new cabinet, and invites her to Washington
2012 Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi receives a sentence of four years for fiscal fraud
2012 Sergei Udaltsov, a Russian leftist protest leader is charged with plotting 'mass disorder', facing a sentence of 10 years in prison if convicted
2011 An emergency meeting to discuss the European sovereign debt crisis is held by leaders of the European Union
2011 The most expensive Bollywood film to date, Ra.One, is released to coincide with Diwali, the Hindu festival
2010 Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest water control and utilization project, announces its water levels have reached full capacity
2010 As a result of a potential fuel pump failure, BMW recalls 150,000 of its vehicles
2009 U.S. Scientists believe to have discovered an antibody that can miminize internal bleeding in trauma victims
2000 World Series, New York Yankees beat the New York Mets 4 games to 1
1997 Bill Glasson wins Las Vegas Golf Invitational
1997 Nichirei LPGA International
1997 Raley's Gold Rush Senior Golf Classic
1997 World Series: Florida Marlins beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 3
1996 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup at Woodbine
1994 Jordan and Israel sign peace accord
1993 NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
1993 New Jersey Devils lose 2-0 to Montreal, after winning 1st 7 games of 1993
1988 Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service
1988 U.S. - Soviet effort free 2 grey whales from frozen Arctic, Barrow, AK
1987 Dow Jones down 156.83 points
1987 Head of Salvadoran Human Rights Commission assassinated by death squads
1986 "Into the Light" closes at Neil Simon Theater New York City after 6 performances
1985 On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Cardinals the World Series
1984 "Baby Fae" gets baboon heart transplant, lives 21 days
1983 Hugh Williams' "Pack of Lies," premieres in London
1983 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1982 Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards
1982 U.S. budget deficit reaches more than $110 trillion for fiscal year 1982
1981 Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series
1980 10th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:25:41.3
1980 11th New York City Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41
1980 St. Louis Cardinals sack Baltimore Colt quarterbacks an NFL record tying 12 times
1978 Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat named winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
1977 5th and final test of space shuttle Enterprise
1977 Dr. Clifford R Wharton, Jr. named chancellor of State University of NY
1977 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 Transkei gains independence, not recognized outside of South Africa
1976 Trinidad and Tobago becomes a republic
1975 Anwar Sadat became 1st Egyptian president to officially visit U.S.
1975 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1975 Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
1975 Mary Bea Porter wins LPGA Golf Inns of America
1974 Cleveland Coliseum opens for NBA's Cavaliers and MISL's Crunch
1973 Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
1973 President Nixon released 1st White House tapes on Watergate scandal
1973 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1973 Wings release "Helen Wheels"
1972 Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin
1972 Henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam
1970 "Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers
1970 Tanzania begins building railway Lusaka-Drone ash Salaam
1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
1969 WHMA (now WJSU) TV channel 40 in Anniston, AL (CBS) 1st broadcast
1968 1st European satellite launched, Esro 1, at Cape Kennedy
1968 KMIR TV channel 36 in Palm Springs, California (NBC) begins broadcastng
1968 Soyuz 3 launched
1967 Edward Brooke, born in Washington, D.C, Senator-R-Massachusetts 1967 - 1979, first African American to be elected to the Senate
1967 Shah of Iran crowns himself after 26 years on Peacock Throne
1966 1st Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2
1966 U.S. aircraft carrier Oriskany catches fire at Gulf on Tonken, 43 die
1965 Beatles receive MBEs at Buckingham Palace
1965 Sylvia Likens tortured by teen girl gang
1964 Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
1963 U.S. performs underground nuclear test at Fallon Nevada
1962 Beatles tape "Please Please Me" and "Ask Me Why"
1962 John F. Kennedy warns Russia U.S. will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba
1962 Nikita Khrushchev sends note to John F. Kennedy offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if U.S. closed its bases in Turkey offer is rejected
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1961 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test
1960 AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins and announces franchises in LA and Washington D.C. for 1961
1958 PanAm flies 1st transatlantic jet trip - New York to Paris
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 U.S.S.R. fires defense minister, Marshal Georgi Zhukov
1957 Vatican Radio begins broadcasting
1956 U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency statute approved
1956 Vietnam promulgates its constitution
1955 1st edition of "Village Voice" (New York City) published
1955 British troops occupy Saudi-Arabic oil field at Boeraimi
1955 Ngo Dinh Diem proclaims Vietnam a republic with himself as president
1954 Chevrolet unveils V-8 engine
1954 Walt Disney's 1st television program, "Disneyland," premieres on ABC
1953 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia
1952 Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts vs. India
1951 Emile Zatopek runs world record 30,000m, 25,000m and 15 miles
1951 Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden
1951 Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister
1950 630 Dutch volunteers depart (on)to Korea
1950 Branch Rickey resigns as Brooklyn Dodger president
1950 Mother Teresa found her Mission of Charity in Calcutta, India
1950 South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary
1949 President Truman increases minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents
1947 Maharajah of Jammu and Kashmir accedes to India
1942 2nd day of Battle of Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
1942 4th day in battle at El Alamein: Australian breakthrough
1942 Battle of Santa Cruz: USS SD shoots down a record 32 enemy planes
1941 2nd meeting partisans Tito and Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
1941 U.S. savings bonds go on sale
1939 Polish Jewish forced into obligatory work service
1938 Du Pont named its new synthetic fiber "nylon"
1934 While Washington player-mgr Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson owner Clark Griffith's niece and adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox
1933 French government of Serraut forms
1931 Eugene O'Neill's "Mourning Becomes Electra," premieres in New York City
1930 Dmitri Sjostakovitch' ballet "Zolotoy Vyek," premieres in Leningrad
1926 Arthur Goodrich's "Caponsacchi," premieres in New York City
1926 Belgium stabilizes current value of franc (5 franc becomes 1 "Belga")
1923 Dutch 2nd Chamber rejects Fleet laws (50-49 vote)
1923 Govt-Ruijs de Beerenbrouck resigns
1922 Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists and Benito Mussolini
1921 Solomon Porter Hood named minister to Liberia
1919 B. C. Hilliams musical "Buddies," premieres in New York City
1919 Elgars "Cello concerto op 85" premieres in Queen's Hall London
1919 President Wilson's veto of Prohibition Enforcement Bill is overridden
1918 Soldier revolt at Harskamp Veluwe
1917 Petrograd Soviet accepts establishment of Military
1916 Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)
1913 Huerta elected president of Mexico
1912 Serbian troops over run Skopje (Uskup)
1912 Woolwich Tunnel under Thames opens
1911 Philadelphia A's beat New York Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series
1905 1st Soviet (workers' council) formed, St. Petersburg, Russia
1905 Union of Sweden and Norway ends
1903 Yerba Buena is 1st Key System ferry to cross San Francisco Bay
1901 1st use of "getaway car" occurs after holding up a shop in Paris
1900 After 4 years of work, 1st section of New York subway opens
1896 Abyssinia and Italy sign peace treaty
1894 German emperor Wilhelm II fires Chancellor Leo von Caprivi and premier Botho zu Eulenburg
1887 Detroit (NL) beats St. Louis (AA) 10 games to 5 in World Series
1886 Modest Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain," premieres in Russia
1881 Gunfight at OK Corral, in Tombstone, Arizona
1869 1st American steeplechase horserace (Westchester, New York)
1864 Union troops ambush and kill 'Bloody' Bill Anderson in Richmond MI
1863 Soccer rules standardized; rugby starts as a separate game
1863 Worldwide Red Cross organized in Geneva
1863 Football Association forms in England, standardizing soccer
1861 Pony Express ends
1858 Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine
1830 Belgian rebels occupy Antwerp
1825 Erie Canal between Hudson River and Lake Erie opened
1822 King Willem I obligates inhabitants of Brussels to use Dutch language
1810 U.S. annexes western Florida
1795 Pinckney's Treaty between Spain and U.S. is signed, establishing southern boundary of U.S. and giving Americans right to send goods down Mississippi
1787 "Federalist Papers" published, calls for ratification of Constitution
1774 1st Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia
1774 Minute Men organized in colonies
1749 Georgia Colony reverses itself and rules slavery is legal
1682 William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York
1674 Prince Willem III occupies Grave
1667 Aru Palakka's occupies Makassar (Goa)
1662 Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France
1534 Charles V names Joris of Egmont, bishop of Utrecht
1529 Thomas More appointed English Lord Chancellor
1524 Spanish troops give Milan to France
1492 Columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas
1492 Lead pencils 1st used
1407 Mobs attack Jewish community of Cracow
1387 Amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre sign peace
1366 Comet 55P/1366 U1 (Tempel-Tuttle) approaches 0.0229 AUs of Earth