October 26: 5 things that happened on this day in history

From the first baboon-to-human heart transplant to music and tragic death, this day has some memorable moments.

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October is one of the most interesting months of the year. It has a perfect amount of spookiness and end of the year freakout. From the first baboon-to-human heart transplant to music, check out 5 things that happened today in history.

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Whitney Houston

In 1985, the mezzo-soprano earned her first Billboard No. 1 record with her chart-topping song "Saving All My Love For You." It also earned Houston her first Grammy award and an AMA for Favorite R&B/Soul video. The song was co-written by Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin.

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The first baboon-to-human heart transplant

In 1984, Dr. Leonard L. Bailey, of the Loma Linda University Medical Center, performed the first baboon-to-human heart transplant. He replaced a 14-day-old baby girl's defective heart with that of a young baboon. Sadly, Baby Fae's body rejected the animal's heart and passed just 20 days after the transplant.

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