TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Oct. 26, 1861

The leg­endary Pony Ex­press of­fi­cially ceased op­er­a­tions, giv­ing way to the transcon­ti­nen­tal tele­graph. (The last run of the Pony Ex­press was com­pleted the fol­low­ing month.) ALSO ON THIS DATE

1774

The First Con­ti­nen­tal Congress ad­journed in Philadel­phia.

1881

The “Gun­fight at the O.K. Cor­ral” took place in Tomb­stone, Ari­zona.

1949

Pres­i­dent Harry S. Tru­man signed a mea­sure rais­ing the min­i­mum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour.

1958

Pan Amer­i­can Air­ways flew its first Boe­ing 707 jet­liner from New York to Paris in 8 hours and 41 min­utes.

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