On This Day in History for October 26

Events in History

  • 740 An earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing damage to city walls and buildings
  • 1366 Comet 55P/1366 U1 (Tempel-Tuttle) approaches 0.0229 AUs of Earth
  • 1387 Amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre signs loyalty vow for peace
  • 1407 Mobs attack Jewish community of Kraków
  • 1492 Lead (graphite) pencils first used
  • 1524 Spanish troops give Milan to France
  • 1529 Sir Thomas More appointed Lord Chancellor of England
  • 1534 Charles V names Joris of Egmont as Bishop of Utrecht
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Weddings in History

  • 1789 Lexicographer Noah Webster (31) weds Rebecca Greenleaf
  • 1968 Lawyer and politician Rudy Giuliani (24) weds second cousin Regina Peruggi (22) in a large Roman Catholic ceremony in Bedford Park, The Bronx
  • 2008 World's fattest man Manuel Uribe (43) weds Claudia Solis (38) in Monterrey, Mexico

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