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This Day in History for October 30 – Mussolini Rises to Power and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1534 – The English parliament passes the Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church (More info)

1922 – Benito Mussolini becomes Prime Minister of Italy (More info)

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This Day in History for October 29 – Great Depression Begins and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1929 – The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of ’29 or “Black Tuesday,” ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression (More info)

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Statue of Liberty Turns 125 Years Old

It’s time to bake a very large cake and get a lot of candles ready, because Friday is the Statue of Liberty’s 125th birthday. Celebrations on Liberty Island will mark the October day in 1886 when the gift from France, a symbol of friendship, was inaugurated in front of then-President Grover Cleveland.

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This Day in History for October 23 – First UN General Assembly and More

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42 BC – Marcus Junius Brutus, a leading conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar, commits suicide after his defeat at the second battle of Philippi (More info)

1850 – The first National Women’s Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts (More info)

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This Day in History for October 22 – First Vietnam War Casualties and More

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1934 – Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd is shot by FBI agents in a cornfield in East Liverpool, Ohio (More info)

1957 – The United States suffers its first casualties in Vietnam (More info)

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This Day in History for October 21 – Guggenheim Museum Opens and More

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1861 – Union troops suffer a devastating defeat in the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, the second major engagement of the Civil War (More info)

1921 – President Warren G. Harding delivers the first speech by a sitting President against lynching in the deep south (More info)

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This Day in History for October 20 – McCarthyism Hits Hollywood and More

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1944 – Two liquid gas tanks explode in Cleveland, Ohio, killing 130 people and leveling 30 city blocks (More info)

1944 – General Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines, 30 months after he declared “I shall return” (More info)

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This Day in History for October 19 – ‘Black Monday’ Occurs and More

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1781 – British General Cornwallis surrenders to General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, bringing an end to the last major battle of the American Revolution (More info)

1789 – Chief Justice John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States (More info)

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This Day in History for October 17 – Olympic Athletes Protest Racism and More

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1931 – Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion (More info)

1933 – Albert Einstein f

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This Day in History for October 16 – Marie Antoinette Beheaded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1793 – Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI, is guillotined at the height of the French Revolution (More info)

1916 – In Brooklyn, New York, Margaret Sanger opens the first family planning clinic in the United States (More info)

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This Day in History for October 15 – ‘I Love Lucy’ Debuts and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1917 – Mata Hari, the archetype of the seductive female spy, is executed for espionage (More info)

1951 – ‘I Love Lucy,’ starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, makes its television debut (More info)

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This Day in History for October 14 – Yeager Breaks Sound Barrier and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1908 – The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, clinching their last World Series to date (More info)

1912 – While campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt is shot and mildly wounded (More info)

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