BV ROBERT TURNER
On October 26, 1664, the Marines were instituted; an Order in Council was issued instructing the formation of a regiment of "Land souldgers perpered for Sea Service."
The Australian wonder racehorse, Phar Lap, was foaled on October 26,
To-day's birthdays: William Charles Wentworth (1793), one of the first men to cross the Blue Mountains, part- owner of the first privately-owned Australian newspaper, and a man who did yeoman service in establishing the State of New South Wales. Count von Moltke (1800), the German sol- dier who organised the campaign which crushed Denmark in 1864. Georges Jacques Danton (1759), the French revolutionary leader. Lord Sankey (1866), the eminent British lawyer.
John McDouall Stuart, on October 26, 1861, set out from Adelaide to cross the continent from south to north. He was successful.
On October 26, 1918, the British forces in Syria occupied Aleppo.