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On October 26th, 1967, the Shah
of Iran crowned himself and his queen after
26 years on the Peacock Throne.
On this date:
In 1774, the First Continental Congress adjourned
In 1825, the Erie
Canal opened in upstate New York, connecting Lake
Erie and the Hudson River.
In 1942, the US
ship "Hornet" was sunk in the Battle of
Santa Cruz Islands during World War Two.
In 1949, President
Truman signed a measure raising the minimum wage
from 40 to 75 cents an hour.
In 1958, Pan
American Airways flew its first Boeing 707
jetliner from New York to Paris in eight hours
and 41 minutes.
In 1972, national
security adviser Henry Kissinger declared,
"Peace is at hand" in Vietnam.
In 1975, Anwar
Sadat became the first Egyptian president to pay
an official visit to the United States.
In 1977, the
experimental space shuttle "Enterprise"
glided to a bumpy but successful landing at
Edwards Air Force Base in California.
In 1979, South
Korean President Park Chung-hee was shot to death
by the head of the Korean Central Intelligence
Agency, Kim Jae-kyu.
In 1994, Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel and Prime
Minister Abdel Salam Majali of Jordan signed a
Ten years ago: The
State Department issued a warning that terrorists
could be planning an attack on a passenger ship
or aircraft. William S. Paley, the founder of CBS
Incorporated, died in New York at age 89. Wayne
Gretzky became the first National Hockey League
player to reach 2,000 points.
One year ago: The
House passed, 227-to-203, a Republican
balanced-budget bill that would shrink the
federal government, cut taxes and return power to
the states. The Cleveland Indians won their
second game of the World Series by defeating the
Atlanta Braves, 5-to-4, in game five.
One year ago: The
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
released a study which said the number of
Americans considered obese soared from about one
in eight in 1991 to nearly one in five in 1998.
The New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves,
6-to-5, to take a three-games-to-none lead in the
"Each child comes
with the message that God is not yet discouraged
Sir Rabindranath Tagore, Indian Nobel
Prize-winning poet (1861-1941).