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  • U.S.
    Monday Oct 26, 1942

    John F. Kennedy

    Commissioned an ensign

    U.S.
    Monday Oct 26, 1942

    On October 10, he was promoted to lieutenant junior grade.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Oct 26, 1967

    Audrey Hepburn

    Wait Until Dark

    U.S.
    Thursday Oct 26, 1967

    Audrey has also appeared in Wait Until Dark, is a suspense thriller in which Hepburn demonstrated her acting range by playing the part of a terrorized blind woman. Filmed on the brink of her divorce, it was a difficult film for her, as husband Mel Ferrer was its producer. She lost fifteen pounds under the stress, but she found solace in co-star Richard Crenna and director Terence Young.




  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Monday Oct 26, 1970

    Muhammad Ali Clay

    First return

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Monday Oct 26, 1970

    Ali's first return bout was against Jerry Quarry on October 26, resulting in a win after three rounds after Quarry was cut.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Oct 26, 1970

    Library of Congress

    Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Monday Oct 26, 1970

    Debate continued within the library community until the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970 shifted the library back towards its legislative roles, placing greater focus on research for Congress and congressional committees and renaming the Legislative Reference Service to the Congressional Research Service.




  • Chicago, U.S.
    Friday Oct 26, 1984

    Michael Jordan

    Debut

    Chicago, U.S.
    Friday Oct 26, 1984

    Jordon made his debut in Old Chicago Stadium.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Oct 26, 1996

    Richard Jewell

    Formally Clearing

    U.S.
    Saturday Oct 26, 1996

    On October 26, 1996, the investigating US Attorney, Kent Alexander, in an extremely unusual act, sent Jewell a letter formally clearing him, stating "based on the evidence developed to date ... Richard Jewell is not considered a target of the federal criminal investigation into the bombing on July 27, 1996, at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta".




  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Friday Oct 26, 2007

    MacOS

    Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard release

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Friday Oct 26, 2007

    In 2007, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard was the sole release with universal binary components, allowing installation on both Intel Macs and select PowerPC Macs. It is also the final release with PowerPC Mac support. Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard was the first version of OS X to be built exclusively for Intel Macs, and the final release with 32-bit Intel Mac support. The name was intended to signal its status as an iteration of Leopard, focusing on technical and performance improvements rather than user-facing features; indeed it was explicitly branded to developers as being a 'no new features' release. Since its release, several OS X or macOS releases (namely OS X Mountain Lion, OS X El Capitan, and macOS High Sierra) follow this pattern, with a name derived from its predecessor, similar to the 'tick-tock model' used by Intel.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Friday Oct 26, 2012

    Microsoft

    Windows 8

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Friday Oct 26, 2012

    Microsoft released Windows 8.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Friday Oct 26, 2012

    Windows

    Windows 8

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Friday Oct 26, 2012

    Windows 8, the successor to Windows 7, was released generally on October 26, 2012. A number of significant changes were made on Windows 8, including the introduction of a user interface based around Microsoft's Metro design language with optimizations for touch-based devices such as tablets and all-in-one PCs. These changes include the Start screen, which uses large tiles that are more convenient for touch interactions and allow for the display of continually updated information, and a new class of apps that are designed primarily for use on touch-based devices. The new Windows version required a minimum resolution of 1024×768 pixels,[36] effectively making it unfit for netbooks with 800x600-pixel screens.


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