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26 October

899 – England – Alfred the Great died aged about 50. Edward the Elder became king. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=alfred http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=edwardelder

1185 – Balkan Peninsula – Uprising of Asen & Peter. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uprising_of_Asen_and_Peter

1597 – South Korea – Battle of Myeongnyang (Imjin War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Myeongnyang

1640 – England – Treaty of Ripon (Second Bishop’s War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Ripon

1689 – Ottoman Empire – Fire of Skopje. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_of_Skopje_1689

1802 – Moldovia – Earthquake measuring 7.9Mw, epicentre in Vrancea region, 3 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1802_Vrancea_earthquake

1811 – Argentina – Declared freedom of expression for the press.


1813 – Canada – Battle of Chateauguay (War of 1812). https://youtu.be/pnTed_SZl0o http://www.eighteentwelve.ca/?q=eng/Topic/113


1825 – USA – Erie Canal opened. https://youtu.be/53QRVuPy43A http://eriecanal.org/history.html


1859 – UK – The Royal Charter sank near Anglesey, Wales, 459 killed. https://youtu.be/iIVBiF4S8bI http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime/visit/floor-plan/emigration/royalcharter/

1863 – UK – The Football Association founded. http://www.thefa.com/about-football-association/what-we-do/history  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Football_Association


1881 – USA – Gunfight at the O.K. Corral at Tombstone Arizona. https://youtu.be/S7Jm9y2NjWE WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunfight_at_the_O.K._Corral

1912 – Ottoman Empire – Liberation of Thessaloniki (First Balkan War). http://history-of-macedonia.com/2011/10/27/macedonia-liberation-thessalonica-26-october-1912/

1917 – Russia – October Revolution ended (Russian Revolution). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_Revolution

1921 – USA – Chicago Theatre opened. http://www.thechicagotheatre.com/about/history.html

1929 – Italy – Imperial Airways plane crashed off La Spezia, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19291026-0

1932 – Bolivia – Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano plane crashed at Villamontes, Gran Chaco, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19321026-0

1942 – Solomon Islands – Battle for Henderson Field ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Henderson_Field

1943 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Stuttgart, USAAF attacked Bremen (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1944 – USA – Two USAAF planes collided mid air at Reno AAB, NV, 12 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441026-1

1944 – Philippines – Battle of Leyte Gulf ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Leyte_Gulf

1945 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Coos Bay, OR, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19451026-0

1947 – USA – Pan Am Flight 923 crashed at Annette Island, AK, 18 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19471026-0

1947 – Greece – AB Aerostransport Flight 1629 crashed at Mount Hymettus, 44 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19471026-1

1950 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Truckee, CA, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19501026-0

1951 – UK – Sir Winston Churchill became Prime Minister (Conservative). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/winston-churchill

1956 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Newburg, PA, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19561026-1

1964 – Australia – Eric Edgar Cooke became last person to be executed in Western Australia. http://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/cooke-eric-edgar.htm

1968 – USSR – Soyuz 3 launched. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_3

1969 – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Earthquake measuring 6.4Mw, 10 killed.

1975 – Mexico – Summer VII Pan American Games ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_Pan_American_Games

1979 – South Korea – President Park Chung-hee killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/26/newsid_2478000/2478353.stm

1985 – Australia – Government returned ownership of Uluru to local Aborigines. http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/on-this-day-uluru-returned-to-traditional-aboriginal-owners.htm


2002 – Russia – Moscow Theatre Siege ended, c. 200 killed. https://youtu.be/CggOz1ZW7PE  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_theater_hostage_crisis

2015 – Afghanistan – Earthquake measuring 7,5Mw, epicentre near Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan, 399 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-34636269

2016 – Italy – Earthquake measuring 6.6Mw, epicentre Perugia, 3 killed. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/26/central-italy-rocked-by-two-earthquakes-two-hours-apart https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_2016_Central_Italy_earthquakes

York

1803 – Joseph Aloysius Hansom (Architect) born at 114 Micklegate. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Hansom