October 26

Facts & Historical Events On This Day

2018

Singer Sinéad O'Connor was converted to Islam.

2018

Cesar Sayoc was arrested for sending 14 pipe bombs to prominent US Democrats.

2018

Rockstar Games' hit Wild-West series returned with the release of Red Dead Redemption 2.

2015

The twenty-fourth James Bond movie 'Spectre,' starring Daniel Craig, premiered in London.

2003

The Cedar Fire swept through San Diego County, California, destroying 2,232 homes and killing fifteen people.

2001

The American sci-fi movie 'Donnie Darko' with Jake Gyllenhaal was released in the US.

1984

The Terminator, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, was released in the US.

1975

The US received Anwar Sadat, its first Egyptian presidential visit.

1968

The Soyuz 3 spacecraft achieved the first Soviet space rendezvous with Soyuz 2.

1958

Pan American Airways made the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris.

1918

Stonehenge was given over to the British Government by its private landowner.

1892

Ida B. Wells published 'Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases.'

1881

The most famous western gunfight happened at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.

1858

Inventor Hamilton Smith received his patent for his rotary washing machine.

1377

Tvrtko I became the first king of Bosnia.