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 This day in History - October 26
363 Historic Events for October 26
1896

Abyssinia and Italy sign peace treaty

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1898

Beryl Rubinstein, composer

Birth
1900

After 4 years of work, 1st section of NY subway opens

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1900

Karin Boye, writer

Birth
1900

Ibrahim Abbud, general/premier Sudan (1958-64)

Birth
1901

1st use of "getaway car" occurs after holding up a shop in Paris

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1902

Hugh Chilvers, cricketer (great leggie of 30's for NSW but not Aust)

Birth
1902

Joseph Paul Sharkey Zukauskas, boxer

Birth
1903

Herbert Stanley Oakeley, composer, dies at 73

Death
1903

Victorin de Joncieres, composer, dies at 64

Death
1903

Yerba Buena is 1st Key System ferry to cross SF Bay

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1905

1st Soviet (workers' council) formed, St Petersburg, Russia

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1905

Union of Sweden and Norway ends

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1907

Johannes A Apon, Dutch actor (Kaukasische Krijtkring)

Birth
1907

Giovanni Salviucci, composer

Birth
1909

Horiboemi Ito, Prince of Japan, assassinated by a Korean

Death
1910

John "Cardinal" Krol, former archbishop (Philadelphia)

Birth
1911

Phila A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series

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1911

Mahalia Jackson, New Orleans, gospel singer (Whole World in his Hands)

Birth
1911

Sid Gillman, NFL hall of fame coach (LA, San Diego, Houston)

Birth
1911

Sorley MacLean Somhairle MacChaluim, poet

Birth
1912

Don[ald] Siegel, Chicago IL, director (Escape from Alcatraz, Shootist)

Birth
1912

Woolwich Tunnel under Thames opens

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1912

Serbian troops over run Skopje (Uskup)

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1913

Huerta elected president of Mexico

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