On this day: October 26

POSTED: 12:17 PM PDT Oct 25, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 25, 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 - Alec Baldwin
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1995: Alec Baldwin gets into a fight with video paparazzi Alan Zanger in front of his Woodland Hills, California, home when he and his wife Kim Basinger are bringing their first baby home from the hospital. Zanger, claiming Baldwin broke his nose, responded by placing Baldwin under citizen's arrest and holding him for police. Baldwin was charged with misdemeanor battery, but a jury would find him not guilty in March 1996.


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