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
President George W. Bush singing Patriot Act, 2001

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.