On this day: October 26

Posted: 3:17 PM EDT Oct 25, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Oct 26, 2015

The Erie Canal opens, the Pony Express closes, Wyatt Earp shoots it out in Tombstone, "Baby Fae" gets a baboon heart, and the Patriot Act is signed into law, all on this day.

OTD October 26 - Hillary Clinton
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1947: Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former first lady who served as a U.S. senator from New York from 2001 to 2009 and as the 67th U.S. secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, is born Hillary Diane Rodham in Chicago, Illinois.


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