Oct 26, 2019
October 26. In 1825, the Erie Canal opened. In 1854, Charles Post was born--the inventor of Grape Nuts, Postum and Post Toasties. In 1881, the Gunfight at the OK Corral between Wyatt Earp, his brothers, Doc Holiday and the Ike Clanton Gang took place in Tombstone, AZ. In 1935, Judy Garland made her singing debut at age 12 on Wallace Berry's radio show. In 1949, President Truman raised the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour. In 1955, THE VILLAGE VOICE was first published. In 1965, the Beatles were knighted. In 1970, "Doonesbury" premiered. On the same day, Muhammed Ali boxed for the first time after his 3-year hiatus due to draft evasion. In 1977, smallpox completely eradicated. In 1991, Washington Mayor Marion Barry entered prison in Petersburg, VA, for cocaine possession. Happy Birthday, Mahalia Jackson, Sarah Lee Lippincott, Etelka Kenez Heka, Hillary Clinton, Natalie Merchant. It's Armed Forces Day in Benin. Mission: Stay out of Benin.