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 This day in History - October 26
363 Historic Events for October 26
1950

South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary

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1950

Mother Teresa found her Mission of Charity in Calcutta, India

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1950

Branch Rickey resigns as Brooklyn Dodger president

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1950

630 Dutch volunteers depart (on)to Korea

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1951

Emile Zatopek runs world record 30,000m, 25,000m and 15 miles

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1951

Winston Churchill re-elected British PM

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1951

Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden

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1951

William "Bootsy" Collins, US bassist (Psychotic bump school)

Birth
1951

Maggie Roche, rocker (Roches)

Birth
1951

Bootsy Collins, Cin, rocker (Parliaments-We Got the Funk)

Birth
1952

Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India

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1953

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia

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1953

Jennifer Roberson, US, sci-fi author (Shapechangers, Sword-Maker)

Birth
1953

Julian Keith Strickland, Athens Ga, drummer (B-52's-Rock Lobster)

Birth
1954

Floris HL Prims, Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp, dies

Death
1954

Chevrolet unveils V-8 engine

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1954

Walt Disney's 1st television program, "Disneyland," premieres on ABC

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1954

D W Moffett, Highland Park IL, actor (Fine Things, Lisa, Chicago Sons)

Birth
1955

British troops occupy Saudi-Arabic oil field at Boeraimi

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1955

1st edition of "Village Voice" (NYC) published

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1955

Stephen K Robinson, Sacramento Calif, PhD/astronaut (STS 85, sk:95)

Birth
1955

Arne Eggen, composer, dies at 74

Death
1955

Ngo Dinh Diem proclaims Vietnam a republic with himself as pres

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1956

Walter Gieseking, German pianist/composer, dies at 60

Death
1956

Vietnam promulgates its constitution

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