26 October It Happened Today


1879  Birth of Leon Trotsky.

1881  Gunfight at the OK Corral.

1954  Assassination attempt on Egyptian prime minister Gamal Abdel Nasser.

1955  The American newspaper Village Voice is first published.

1965  The Beatles receive their MBE awards at Buckingham Palace.

2002  Siege of a Moscow theatre ends when special forces storm the building. Over 100 hostages killed.



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