Historical Events on October 26 (Part 2)

  • 2020 Melbourne officials announce end to their three-month lockdown as city records no new cases of COVID-19 for 1st time since June
  • 2020 NASA announces there is more water on the Moon than previously thought, in sunlit as well as shadowed regions [1]
  • 2020 Pakistan's first metro line, the Orange Line, opens in Lahore
  • 2020 Police officers in Philadelphia shoot and kill black man Walter Wallace Jr. armed with a knife, prompting protests and the city to impose a curfew
  • 2020 Silverado wildfire breaks out in Orange County, California forcing 60,000 people to evacuate
  • 2020 US Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court sealing a conservative 6-3 majority
  • 2021 UN report says current climate pledges put world on course for "catastrophic" average 2.7-degree Celsius temperature rise this century ahead of Glasgow climate summit [1]

Film Premiere

2022 "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" has its world premiere in Hollywood starring Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

  • 2022 European Union's tallest building completed - the Varso Tower, a supertall skyscraper in Warsaw, Poland, at 310 metres high [1]
  • 2022 Thousands of protesters in Saqez, Iran defy security forces to mark 40-day Arba'een (period of mourning) for Mahsa Amini, a 22-year old who died in police custody for not wearing a hijab properly [1]