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 This day in History - October 26
363 Historic Events for October 26
1969

Carol Mann wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open

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1969

WHMA (now WJSU) TV channel 40 in Anniston, AL (CBS) 1st broadcast

Event
1969

Mark Sweeney, Framington Mass, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)

Birth
1969

Mike Pritchard, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)

Birth
1970

Jessie Armstead, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)

Birth
1970

Randall Evans, Franklin Virginia, 100m/200m runner

Birth
1970

Tom Vano, Plainfield NJ, field hockey goalkeeper (Olympics-96)

Birth
1970

Bert Emanuel, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)

Birth
1970

Tanzania begins building railway Lusaka-Drone ash Salaam

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1970

"Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers

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1971

Cinnamon Woods, Anderson Ind, diver (Olympics-96)

Birth
1971

Ronnie Irani, cricketer (Essex all-rounder, England 1996)

Birth
1971

UN votes to replace Taiwan with China

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1971

Robert Gordon director/writer (Loveless), dies at 76

Death
1972

Igor Sikorsky, Russian/US helicopter builder, dies at 83

Death
1972

Henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam

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1972

Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin

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1973

Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army

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1973

Robert Petrovicky, Kosice CZE, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Dallas)

Birth
1973

Wings release "Helen Wheels"

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1973

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1973

Brian Smith, Cedar Rapids Iowa, speed skater (Olympics-1994)

Birth
1973

President Nixon released 1st White House tapes on Watergate scandal

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1974

Cleveland Coliseum opens for NBA's Cavaliers and MISL's Crunch

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1975

Mary Bea Porter wins LPGA Golf Inns of America

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