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On this day: October 26

Published On: Oct 25 2012 02:17:52 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 26 2012 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Erie Canal opens, the Pony Express closes, Wyatt Earp shoots it out in Tombstone, "Baby Fae" gets a baboon heart, and the Patriot Act is signed into law, all on this day.

OTD October 26 - Seth MacFarlane
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1973: Animator, actor and filmmaker Seth MacFarlane, best known as the creator of the TV show "Family Guy," the co-creator of "American Dad!" and "The Cleveland Show," and the director of the movie "Ted," is born in Kent, Conn.

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