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This Day in History: October 26

October 26: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1774 - The first Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  2. 1825 - The Erie Canal opens - passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie.
  3. 1936 - The first electric generator at Hoover Dam goes into full operation.
  4. 1958 - Pan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris, France.
  5. 1985 - The Australian government returns ownership of Uluru to the local Pitjantjatjara Aborigines.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Joseph Hansom (English architect and inventor), C. W. Post (American entrepreneur), Boyd Wagner (First USAAF fighter ace of World War II ), Hillary Rodham Clinton (American politician), Ferdinand Georg Frobenius (German mathematician)

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