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 - Charles Comiskey
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1931: Charles Comiskey, a major-league baseball player, manager and team owner, dies at the age of 72 in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Comiskey played a key part in the formation of the American League and later owned the Chicago White Sox. Although his reputation was tarnished by his team's involvement in a conspiracy to throw the 1919 World Series known as the "Black Sox Scandal," Comiskey was inducted as an executive into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.


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