On this day: October 26

POSTED: 12:17 PM PDT Oct 25, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 25, 2015 

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 - The Terminator
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1984: The sci-fi action film "The Terminator," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, and Linda Hamilton and directed by James Cameron, premieres in theaters. Though not expected to be either a commercial or critical success, "The Terminator" would top the American box office for two weeks, earn $78.3 million, establish Schwarzenegger as a star and spawn four sequels and a TV series.


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