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|October 26th, 2003||Event||The Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km?), and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.|
|October 26th, 2002||Event||Moscow Theatre Siege: Approximately 50 Chechen rebels and 150 hostages die when Russian Spetsnaz storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the rebels during a musical performance three days before.|
|October 26th, 2001||Event||The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.|
|October 26th, 2000||Event||Laurent Gbagbo takes over as president of Cote d Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guei. Bret Hart retires.|
|October 26th, 1999||Event||Britain s House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain s upper chamber of Parliament.|
|October 26th, 1995||Event||Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.|
|October 26th, 1994||Event||Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty.|
|October 26th, 1994||Event||Announcement that Andrew Wiles correctly proved Fermat s last theorem.|
|October 26th, 1992||Event||The command and control system of the London Ambulance Service fails catastrophically.|
|October 26th, 1992||Event||The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.|
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