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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 - Keith Urban
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1967: Country singer-songwriter Keith Urban, whose No. 1 country hits include "But for the Grace of God," "Somebody Like You," "You'll Think of Me" and "Days Go By," is born in Whangarei, New Zealand.

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