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October 26th, 2003EventThe 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, 2002EventMoscow 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, 2001EventThe United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.
October 26th, 2000EventLaurent Gbagbo takes over as president of Cote d Ivoire following a popular uprising against President Robert Guei. Bret Hart retires.
October 26th, 1999EventBritain s House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain s upper chamber of Parliament.
October 26th, 1995EventIsraeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.
October 26th, 1994EventJordan and Israel sign a peace treaty.
October 26th, 1994EventAnnouncement that Andrew Wiles correctly proved Fermat s last theorem.
October 26th, 1992EventThe command and control system of the London Ambulance Service fails catastrophically.
October 26th, 1992EventThe Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum.

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