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 - Pearl Jam
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Epic Records

1993: Pearl Jam sets a new record for first-week sales when the band's album "Vs." sells 950,378 copies. The album would hold the record until it was broken by Garth Brooks' 1998 album "Double Live."

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