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

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

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

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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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This Day in History for October 10 – Spiro Agnew Resigns and More

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

1845 – The US Naval Academy opens in Annapolis, Maryland, with 50 midshipmen students (More info)

1973 – US Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion (More info)

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This Day in History for October 9 – Che Guevara Executed and More

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1888 – The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public (More info)

1936 – Harnessing the power of the Colorado River, Hoover Dam begins sending electricity over transmission lines spanning 266 miles (More info)

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This Day in History for October 8 – Great Chicago Fire Begins and More

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

1871 – The Great Chicago Fire begins and goes on to kill 250 people, leave 100,000 people homeless, and destroy thousands of buildings (More info)

1956 – The New York Yankees’ Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in World Series history (More info)

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This Day in History for October 2 – ‘Peanuts’ First Published and More

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

1919 – President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed (More info)

1950 – Charles M. Schulz’s iconic comic strip, ‘Peanuts,’ is first published (More info)

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This Day in History for October 1 – Disney World Opens and More

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

1931 – The George Washington Bridge linking New Jersey and New York opens (More info)

1946 – Twelve Nazi leaders are sentenced to death at the Nuremberg Trials (More info)

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This Day in History for September 29 – Historic Dow Drop and More

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

1913 – Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the engine that bears his name, disappears from a steamship while traveling from Belgium to England (More info)

1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro goes on sale (More info)

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