On this day: October 26

Published On: Oct 25 2012 02:17:52 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 26 2015 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 - King George III
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1775: King George III of Great Britain in his Speech from the Throne at the opening of Parliament declares the American colonies in rebellion, and authorizes a military response to quell the American Revolution.

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