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OCTOBER 26

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Nauru: Angam Day (Jubilation Day)
(Annual October 26th celebrating of the survival of the Nauru people following flu epidemic.)
Nauru Population Influenza Nauruan Mission to the United Nations
1854 C.W. Post (Illinois-born Cereal Manufacturer and Developer) C.W. Post Foods & Nutrition Post Foods
Sports Figures
1899 Judy Johnson (Maryland-born African-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Maryland Sports Figures African-American Sports Leaders Baseball Hall of Fame African American Registry
1906 Primo Carnera (Italian-born World Heavyweight Boxing Champion) Italian Sports Figures Boxing
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1863 Jean Henri Dunant Convenes First Meeting of the International Red Cross Jean Henri Dunant Health Care International Red Cross
11 London Clubs Form the English Football Association English Sports Figures Soccer FIFA
1889 University of Delaware's First Football Team Loses 74-0 to the Delaware Field Club Delaware Education Education Football University of Delaware Football Historic Firsts State of Delaware
1930 SMU Defeats Indiana 27-0 in First Game at the Cotton Bowl Texas Football Dallas Fair Park Texas State Historical Association
1932 Nauru Population Rebounds from Flu Epidemic to Nauru Reach 1,500 Nauru Population Influenza Nauruan Mission to the United Nations
1934 Senators Owner Clark Griffith Sells His Son-in-law, Joe Cronin to the Red Sox San Francisco Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Baseball Hall of Fame USA Today
1948 Killer Smog Settles Over Donora, PA, Killing 20, Hospitalizing 7,000 Donora Killer Smog Smog Zinc Pennsylvania Department fo Environmental Protection History Channel
1950 Two Researchers from the Mayo Clinic Share the Nobel Prize for Medicine for the Development of Cortisone Rochester, Minnesota Medical Research Biochemistry 1950 Nobel Laureates for Medicine Mayo Clinic Minnesota Historical Society
1952 Rocky Marciano Knocks Out Joe Louis in the Eighth Round Rocky Marciano Boxing Hall of Fame Joe Louis Boxing Hall of Fame USA Today
1979 Canadian Ken Fraser Catches Largest Bluefin Tuna on Record: 10', 1496 lbs Canada Fish Fine Fishing New York Times
1980 Alberto Salazar Wins the New York City Marathon Cuban Sports Figures New York City Track and Field Hall of Fame Latin-American Sports Figures New York Times
1984 California Doctors Transplant a Baboon's Heart into "Baby Fae", a Newborn with a Severe Heart Defect California Child Health Care The Heart Primates Medical Research Technology and Society Intellihealth
1989 Paul Tagliabue is Elected NFL Commissioner National Football League Football USA Today
1997 Florida Marlins Defeat Cleveland Indians in 11th Inning of World Series Game 7 Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
2000 New York Yankees Win Third Straight World Series Championship Baseball Major League Baseball New York Times
2001 U.S. Supreme Court Building Closes for Anthrax Testing U.S. Supreme Court Disease Terrorism New York Times

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