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Statue of Liberty
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This Day in History for October 28 — Dedication of Statue of Liberty, and More

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

1886: In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty (more info)

1919: The US Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson's veto, paving the way for Prohibition to begin the following January (more info)

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FILE PHOTO 40th Anniversary Of Cuban Missile Crisis
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This Day in History for October 27 — Cuban Missile Crisis Ends, and More

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

1787: The first of the Federalist Papers, which called for the ratification of the US Constitution, is published (more info)

1904: The first underground New York City Subway line opens (more info)

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This Day in History for October 26 — Erie Canal Opens, and More

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

1825: The Erie Canal opens, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River (more info)

1881: Wyatt Earp, his two brothers, and Doc Holliday are involved in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona (more info)

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This Day in History for October 25 — Kamikaze Bombings Begin, and More

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

1854: The Charge of the Light Brigade takes place at Balaklava during the Crimean War (more info)

1944: The Japanese deploy kamikaze suicide bombers against American warships for the first time (more info)

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Concorde
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This Day in History for October 24 — The Last Concorde Flight, and More

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

1901; Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (more info)

1929: The "Black Thursday" stock market crash occurs on the New York Stock Exchange (more info)

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Vietnam
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This Day in History for October 22 — First American Casualties in Vietnam, and More

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

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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Crash of '87
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This Day in History for October 19 — ‘Black Monday’ Stock Market Crash and More

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

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 Supreme Court (more info)

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Albert Einstein
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This Day in History for October 17 — Einstein Comes to U.S., and More

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

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

1933: Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States (more info)

1968: Olympic medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos are forced to return their awards because they

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Marie Antoinette
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This Day in History for October 16 — Off With Marie Antoinette’s Head, 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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Oktoberfest
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This Day in History for October 12 — First Oktoberfest and More

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

1492 – Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean (More info)

1810 – The first Oktoberfest occurs when Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (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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