On this day: October 26

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

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 - Pat Sajak
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1946: Game show host Pat Sajak, who has hosted "Wheel of Fortune" since 1981, is born in Chicago, Illinois.

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