October 26 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2016: The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office opened the Metro Area Crime Center.
- 2014: The Dalai Lama gave a public address at Regions Field during a 4-day visit to Birmingham.
- 2007: Birmingham Police Chief Annetta Nunn announced that she would step down.
- 2005: Indictments in the Siegelman Scrushy corruption case were unsealed.
- 1967: The first issue of UAB's Kaleidoscope was published.
- 1934: Baseball player Satchel Paige married his longtime sweetheart Janet Howard.
- 1921: President Warren Harding visited Linn Park as part of the Semicentennial of Birmingham celebrations.
- 1907: The Oxmoor Furnaces were idled.
- 1843: Robert W. Huffman married Sarah Noland in Gadsden.
- 1964: Attorney General Steve Marshall was born in Atmore, Escambia County.
- 1928: Governor Albert Brewer was born in Tennessee.
- 1921: BSC professor and Baileyton Mayor Paul Bailey was born.
- 1921: Peachtree City, Georgia mayor Frederick Brown Jr was born.
- 1881: Birmingham-Southern College president Guy Snavely was born in Antietam, Maryland.