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 - Emilia Clarke
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1986: Actress Emilia Clarke, best known for playing Daenerys Targaryen on HBO's "Game of Thrones," is born in London, England.


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