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This Day in History: October

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This Day in History October 12: Columbus Reaches the New World
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After sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sights a Bahamian island, believing he has reached East Asia. His expedition went ashore the same day and claimed the land for Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain, who sponsor... [more]
September 24, 2012 at 04:37 PM
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This Day in History October 10: Achille Lauro Hijacking Ends
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The hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro reaches a dramatic climax when U.S. Navy F-14 fighters intercept an Egyptian airliner attempting to fly the Palestinian hijackers to freedom and force the jet to land at a NATO base in Sigonella,... [more]
September 24, 2012 at 04:24 PM
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This Day in History October 1: Yosemite National Park Established
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On this day in 1890, an act of Congress creates Yosemite National Park, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees. Environmental trailblazer John Muir (1838-1914) and his colleagues campaigned for the congressional action,... [more]
September 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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This Day in History October 11: Jimmy Carter Wins Nobel Prize
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On this day in 2002, former President Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel Peace Prize "for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social develop... [more]
September 24, 2012 at 04:29 PM
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This Day in History October 22: Cuban Missile Crisis
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In a televised speech of extraordinary gravity, President John F. Kennedy announces that U.S. spy planes have discovered Soviet missile bases in Cuba. These missile sites, under construction but nearing completion, housed medium-range missiles capabl... [more]
September 25, 2012 at 02:18 AM
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This Day in History October 6: First U.S. Train Robbery
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On this day in 1866, the Reno gang carries out the first robbery of a moving train in the U.S., making off with over $10,000 from an Ohio & Mississippi train in Jackson County, Indiana. Prior to this innovation in crime, holdups had taken place only ... [more]
September 24, 2012 at 01:27 PM
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This Day in History October 3: O.J. Simpson Acquitted
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At the end of a sensational trial, former football star O.J. Simpson is acquitted of the brutal 1994 double murder of his estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. In the epic 252-day trial, Simpson's "dream team" of lawye... [more]
September 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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This Day in History October 4: Sputnik Launched
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The Soviet Union inaugurates the "Space Age" with its launch of Sputnik, the world's first artificial satellite. The spacecraft, named Sputnik after the Russian word for "satellite," was launched at 10:29 p.m. Moscow time from the Tyuratam launch bas... [more]
September 24, 2012 at 01:16 PM
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This Day in History October 7: Arnold Schwarzenegger Becomes California Governor
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On this day in 2003, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected governor of California, the most populous state in the nation with the world's fifth-largest economy. Despite his inexperience, Schwarzenegger came out on top in the 11-week campaign to repl... [more]
September 24, 2012 at 01:34 PM
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This Day in History October 5: First Presidential Speech on TV
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On this day in 1947, President Harry Truman (1884-1972) makes the first-ever televised presidential address from the White House, asking Americans to cut back on their use of grain in order to help starving Europeans. At the time of Truman's food-con... [more]
September 24, 2012 at 01:22 PM
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