On this day: October 26

POSTED: 1:17 PM Oct 25 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Oct 26 2014

The Erie Canal opens, the Pony Express closes, Wyatt Earp shoots it out in Tombstone, "Baby Fae" gets a baboon heart, and the Patriot Act is signed into law, all on this day.

OTD October 26 - baseball expansion
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1960: The American League approves the Washington Senators' move to Bloomington, Minnesota, to become the Minnesota Twins and announces expansion franchises in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., for the 1961 season.

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