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This Day in History for October 19 — ‘Black Monday’ Stock Market Crash 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 Supreme Court (more info)

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This Day in History for October 18 — Alaska Becomes a U.S. Territory, and More

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1469: Ferdinand of Aragon marries Isabella of Castile in Valladolid, beginning a cooperative reign that would unite Spain and elevate the nation to a dominant world power (more info)

1648: Boston Shoemakers form the first US labor organization (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

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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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This Day in History for October 16 — Off With Marie Antoinette’s Head, 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

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

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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 8 – Great Chicago Fire Begins and More

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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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PBS
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This Day in History for October 5 – PBS Founded and More

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1921 – The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time (More info)

1945 – A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios (More info)

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This Day in History for October 3 – Germany Unites and More

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1863 – President Abraham Lincoln declares the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day (More info)

1951 – The "Shot Heard 'Round the World," one of the greatest moments in sports history, occurs (More info)

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

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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

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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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AlexanderFleming
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This Day in History for September 28 – Penicillin Discovered and More

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48 BC – Upon landing in Egypt, Roman general and politician Pompey the Great is murdered on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt (More info)

1920 – Eight Chicago White Sox players are indicted for fixing the 1919 World Series in the so-called Black Sox Scandal (More info)

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