AMERICAN REVOLUTION King George III speaks to Parliament of American rebellion, 1775
AUTOMOTIVE Chick-fil-A founder takes last Ford Taurus, 2006
CIVIL WAR Yankees are turned back at the Battle of Hatcher’s Run, 1864
CRIME Mafia boss John Gotti is born, 1940
DISASTER Avalanche buries homes in Iceland, 1995
GENERAL INTEREST Quakers executed for religious beliefs, 1659
Teddy Roosevelt born,1858
Dylan Thomas born, 1914
HOLLYWOOD Actress Ruby Dee born,1924
LITERARY Sylvia Plath is born, 1932
PRESIDENTIAL Theodore Roosevelt is born, 1858
SPORTS Red Sox win first championship since 1918, 2004
VIETNAM WAR Ambassador Harriman sent to explain Manila offer, 1966
WORLD WAR I German general Erich Ludendorff resigns ,1918
WORLD WAR II De Gaulle sets up the Empire Defense Council,1940
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Homeless man scams Disney 26 times ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 26 (UPI) — Authorities in Florida said a 49-year-old homeless man allegedly cheated Disney out of more than $18,000 by using the same credit card scam at least 26 times.
Bridges set up for Venice Marathon VENICE, Italy, Oct. 26 (UPI) — Organizers of the Venice Marathon said temporary bridges are being installed to offset flooding during the Italian race.
Snake found on Scottish plane GLASGOW, Scotland, Oct. 26 (UPI) — Animal rescuers in Scotland said a snake believed to be an American smooth-scaled racer was discovered in a plane arriving in Glasgow from Mexico.
Doomsday near, man won’t pay traffic fine KEMEROVO, Russia, Oct. 26 (UPI) — A man in Russian said he won’t pay a traffic fine because the upcoming end of the world in December makes the payment senseless.
Woman auctions virginity for $780,000 CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 26 (UPI) — A 20-year-old Brazilian woman received a high bid of $780,000, auctioning off her virginity for an Australian filmmaker’s project.
Four brothers wed in joint ceremony ULAN-UDE, Russia, Oct. 26 (UPI) — Four Russian brothers held a joint ceremony Friday to marry their fiancees in the Siberian city of Ulan-Ude.
Sweden tops in 2nd-language English STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 26 (UPI) — An international education organization based in Switzerland said Sweden is the top English-speaking country for people who speak English as a second language.
Moose attacks Canadian police car PRINCE GEORGE, British Columbia, Oct. 26 (UPI) — A bull moose attacked a Mountie’s car in British Columbia, causing minor injuries to the officer, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesman said.
Butter bust of Obama displayed in Chicago CHICAGO, Oct. 26 (UPI) — Two Chicago artists said they would push a glass cooler containing a butter bust of President Barack Obama through the city.
Ride company puts loops on wooden coasters HAYDEN, Idaho, Oct. 26 (UPI) — An Idaho roller coaster company said plans to add loops to wooden coasters in Texas and Missouri have increased business.