On this day: October 26

Published On: Oct 25 2012 02:17:52 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 26 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

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

OTD October 26 - Jaclyn Smith
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1947: Actress and business woman Jaclyn Smith, best known as Kelly Garrett on the TV series "Charlie's Angels," is born in Houston, Texas.

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