Historical Events for 26th October 2023

1667 – Arung Palakka’s Bugis forces occupy Makassar, southern Sulawesi
1923 – Dutch Government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck resigns
1926 – Belgium stabilizes current value of franc (5 franc becomes 1 “Belga”)
1939 – Polish Jews forced into obligatory work service
1942 – Battle of Santa Cruz: Japanese naval offensive against US forces near Solomon Islands
1955 – British troops occupy Saudi Arabian oil field at Boeraimi
1967 – Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowns himself after 26 years on the Peacock Throne
1984 – “The Terminator” directed by James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton is released in the US
1993 – NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
2007 – Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Monmouth Park; Day 1 winners: Maryfield, Nownownow, Corinthian

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