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  • Płońsk, Congress Poland, Russian Empire (Poland now)
    Tuesday Oct 26, 1886

    David Ben-Gurion

    Birth

    Płońsk, Congress Poland, Russian Empire (Poland now)
    Tuesday Oct 26, 1886

    David Ben-Gurion was born in Płońsk in Congress Poland – then part of the Russian Empire.




  • Guangzhou, China
    Saturday Oct 26, 1895

    Xinhai Revolution

    The First Guangzhou Uprising

    Guangzhou, China
    Saturday Oct 26, 1895

    On 26 October 1895, Yeung Ku-wan and Sun Yat-sen led Zheng Shiliang and Lu Haodong to Guangzhou, preparing to capture Guangzhou in one strike. However, the details of their plans were leaked to the Qing government. The government began to arrest revolutionaries, including Lu Haodong, who was later executed. The first Guangzhou uprising was a failure.




  • Russian Empire
    Thursday Oct 26, 1905

    1905 Russian Revolution

    2 million workers were on strike and there were almost no active railways in all of Russia

    Russian Empire
    Thursday Oct 26, 1905

    By 26 October [O.S. 13 October] 1905, over 2 million workers were on strike and there were almost no active railways in all of Russia. Growing inter-ethnic confrontation throughout the Caucasus resulted in Armenian-Tatar massacres, heavily damaging the cities and the Baku oilfields.




  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Tuesday Oct 26, 1920

    Mexican Revolution

    Alvaro Obregón was elected President

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Tuesday Oct 26, 1920

    Alvaro Obregón was elected president in October 1920, the first of a string of revolutionary generals.




  • Dachang, Shanghai, China
    Tuesday Oct 26, 1937

    Second Sino-Japanese War

    Capturing Dachang

    Dachang, Shanghai, China
    Tuesday Oct 26, 1937

    On October 26, the Japanese Army captured Dachang, an important strong-point within Shanghai.




  • 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.




  • North Korea
    Thursday Oct 26, 1950

    Korean War

    The UN Corps landed at Wonsan and Riwon

    North Korea
    Thursday Oct 26, 1950

    The UN Corps landed at Wonsan (in southeastern North Korea) and Riwon (in northeastern North Korea) on 26 October, but these cities had already captured by ROK forces.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Oct 26, 1950

    The palace of Westminster England

    King George VI opened the new chamber in a ceremony which took place in Westminster Hall

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday Oct 26, 1950

    The work was undertaken by John Mowlem & Co., and construction lasted until 1950, when King George VI opened the new chamber in a ceremony which took place in Westminster Hall on 26 October.


  • Kecskemét, Hungary
    Friday Oct 26, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    The Military Action Towards The demonstrations in Front of The Office of State Security and The Local Jail

    Kecskemét, Hungary
    Friday Oct 26, 1956

    In the town of Kecskemét on 26 October, demonstrations in front of the office of State Security and the local jail led to military action by the Third Corps under the orders of Major General Lajos Gyurkó, in which seven protesters were shot and several of the organizers were arrested.


  • Paris, France
    Sunday Oct 26, 1958

    Juan Trippe

    Pan Am's First Scheduled Jet Flight

    Paris, France
    Sunday Oct 26, 1958

    Trippe quickly recognized the opportunities presented by jet aircraft and ordered several Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8 airplanes. Pan Am's first scheduled jet flight was operated on October 26, 1958 by 707 Clipper America out of Idlewild International Airport (now JFK) to Le Bourget Airport, Paris. The new jets allowed Pan Am to cut the flight time nearly in half, introduce lower fares, and fly more passengers in total.


  • Buckingham Palace, London, England
    Tuesday Oct 26, 1965

    The Beatles

    Receive Their (MBE) Medals

    Buckingham Palace, London, England
    Tuesday Oct 26, 1965

    The Beatles went to Buckingham Palace to receive their (MBE) medals from the Queen on October 26, 1965, after Queen Elizabeth II appointed all four Beatles Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) after Prime Minister Harold Wilson nominated them for the award.


  • West Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Tuesday Oct 26, 1965

    Communist insurgency in Sarawak

    North Kalimantan People's Army was formed

    West Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Tuesday Oct 26, 1965

    The North Kalimantan People's Army was formed by Bong Kee Chok near Melawi River in West Kalimantan with the assistance of the PKI on 26 October 1965.


  • 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.


  • England, United Kingdom
    Monday Oct 26, 1981

    Freddie Mercury

    Greatest Hits

    England, United Kingdom
    Monday Oct 26, 1981

    Mercury wrote 10 of the 17 songs on Queen's Greatest Hits album: "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Seven Seas of Rhye", "Killer Queen", "Somebody to Love", "Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy", "We Are the Champions", "Bicycle Race", "Don't Stop Me Now", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", and "Play the Game".


  • 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.


  • Newbury, England, U.K.
    Wednesday Oct 26, 1988

    Vodafone

    The Successful Flotation

    Newbury, England, U.K.
    Wednesday Oct 26, 1988

    On 26 October 1988, Racal Telecom, the majority held by Racal Electronics, went public on the London Stock Exchange with 20% of its stock floated. The successful flotation led to a situation where Racal's stake in Racal Telecom was valued more than the whole of Racal Electronics.


  • Lviv, Ukraine
    Thursday Oct 26, 1989

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Twenty factories in Lviv held strikes

    Lviv, Ukraine
    Thursday Oct 26, 1989

    On October 26, twenty factories in Lviv held strikes and meetings to protest the police brutality of October 1 and the authorities' unwillingness to prosecute those responsible.


  • Jordan
    Wednesday Oct 26, 1994

    Shimon Peres

    Israel–Jordan peace treaty

    Jordan
    Wednesday Oct 26, 1994

    On 26 October 1994, Jordan and Israel signed the Israel–Jordan peace treaty.


  • 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".


  • Toronto's SkyDome, Toronto, Canada
    Thursday Oct 26, 2000

    Eminem

    Eminem was scheduled to perform at Toronto's SkyDome

    Toronto's SkyDome, Toronto, Canada
    Thursday Oct 26, 2000

    On October 26, 2000, Eminem was scheduled to perform at Toronto's SkyDome when Ontario Attorney General Jim Flaherty said that Eminem should not be allowed to enter the country. "I personally don't want anyone coming to Canada who will come here and advocate violence against women," he said. Flaherty also said that he was "disgusted" when he read the lyrics of "Kill You", which includes the lines "Slut, you think I won't choke no whore / Till the vocal cords don't work in her throat no more?" Although public reaction to Flaherty's position was generally negative, with barring Eminem from the country considered a free-speech issue, Liberal MPP Michael Bryant suggested that hate crime charges be brought against Eminem for advocating violence against women in his lyrics.


  • 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.


  • Colombia
    Sunday Oct 26, 2008

    Colombian conflict

    The ex-congressman Óscar Tulio Lizcano escaped

    Colombia
    Sunday Oct 26, 2008

    On October 26, 2008, after 8 years of captivity, the ex-congressman Óscar Tulio Lizcano escaped with the assistance of a FARC rebel he convinced to travel with him.


  • Saudi Arabia
    Wednesday Oct 26, 2011

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    First Solo Event

    Saudi Arabia
    Wednesday Oct 26, 2011

    On 26 October 2011, the Duchess undertook her first solo event for In Kind Direct, stepping in for the Prince of Wales, who was in Saudi Arabia.


  • 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.


  • United Kingdom and U.S.
    Monday Oct 26, 2015

    James Bond

    Spectre

    United Kingdom and U.S.
    Monday Oct 26, 2015

    Spectre is a 2015 spy film and the twenty-fourth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Columbia Pictures. It is the fourth film to feature Daniel Craig as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond, and the second film in the series directed by Sam Mendes following Skyfall.


  • Wellington, New Zealand
    Thursday Oct 26, 2017

    Jacinda Ardern

    Becoming the head of the government

    Wellington, New Zealand
    Thursday Oct 26, 2017

    she was sworn in by the Governor-General on 26 October 2017. She became the world's youngest female head of government at age 37.


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