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 - Hillary Clinton
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1947: Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former first lady who served as a U.S. senator from New York from 2001 to 2009 and as the 67th U.S. secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, is born Hillary Diane Rodham in Chicago, Illinois.

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