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 - Charles Comiskey
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1931: Charles Comiskey, a major-league baseball player, manager and team owner, dies at the age of 72 in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Comiskey played a key part in the formation of the American League and later owned the Chicago White Sox. Although his reputation was tarnished by his team's involvement in a conspiracy to throw the 1919 World Series known as the "Black Sox Scandal," Comiskey was inducted as an executive into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.

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