TODAY IN HISTORY
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
The First Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia.
The “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” took place in Tombstone, Arizona.
President Harry S. Truman signed a measure raising the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour.
Pan American Airways flew its first Boeing 707 jetliner from New York to Paris in 8 hours and 41 minutes.