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 - Baby Fae
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Courtesy of LLUMC

1984: "Baby Fae" is given the heart of a baboon after being born with a severe heart defect. The procedure, performed by Leonard L. Bailey at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California, initially appeared to be successful, but Fae would die 21 days later of a kidney infection.


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