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 - Seth MacFarlane
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1973: Animator, actor and filmmaker Seth MacFarlane is born in Kent, Connecticut. He is best known as the creator of the TV show "Family Guy," the co-creator of "American Dad!" and "The Cleveland Show," and the director of the movies "Ted" and "A Million Ways to Die in the West."

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