Cheshiresoft CDAY Almanac

Today is Thursday, October 26, 2017.

Birthdays

1466 Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch scholar, author of The Praise of Folly
1759 Georges Danton, French Revolutionary leader
1855 Charles Post, who had a way with breakfast cereals.
1911 S.S. Chern --?
1911 Mahalia Jackson
1914 Jackie Coogan
1916 Francois Mitterrand, French President
1917 Felix the cat, cartoon character
1919 Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, shah of Iran (1941-79)
1937 B.G. Moishezon --1993
1942 Bob Hoskins
1947 Hillary Rodham Clinton
1947 Jaclyn Smith
1947 Pat Sajak
1954 Lauren Tewes
1962 Cary Elwes

Events

1825 Erie Canal between Hudson River & Lake Erie opened
1861 Telegraph service inaugurated in US (end of Pony Express).
1863 Soccer rules standardized; rugby starts as a separate game.
1881 Shootout at the OK corral, in Tombstone, Arizona.
1903 "Yerba Buena" is 1st Key System ferry to cross San Francisco Bay.
1949 Pres Truman increases minimum wage - from 40 cents to 75 cents.
1956 International Atomic Energy Agency established.
1957 Vatican Radio begins broadcasting
1958 PanAm flies the first transatlantic jet trip: New York to Paris.
1968 Soyuz 3 is launched
1970 the "Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers
1972 Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin.
1979 St. Vincent & the Grenadines gains independence from Britain.
1984 "Baby Fae" gets a baboon heart in an experimental transplant in Loma Linda, CA. She will live for 21 days with the animal heart.

That's all for today.

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