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House Un-American Activities Committee
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This Day in History for October 20 — Congress Investigates 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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Tom Petty
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Celebrity Birthdays for October 20 — Tom Petty and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Tom Petty
Age: 62
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: Fronting Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, performing with the Traveling Wilburys, selling more than 60 million albums, and numerous hit songs such as 'Refugee,' 'The Waiting,' and 'Mary Jane's Last Dance'

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

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

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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Reggie Jackson
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This Day in Sports History — October 18

Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on October 18:

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Chuck Berry
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Celebrity Birthdays for October 17 — Chuck Berry and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Chuck Berry
Age: 86
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: Being one of the pioneers of rock and roll with songs like 'Maybellene,' 'Roll Over Beethoven,' 'Rock and Roll Music' and 'Johnny B. Goode,' and in the first group of artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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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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Alan Jackson
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Celebrity Birthdays for October 17 — Alan Jackson and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Alan Jackson
Age: 54
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, and Musician
Known For: Blending honky tonk and mainstream country sounds, 35 number one country hits such as 'Don't Rock the Jukebox' and 'Chattahoochee,' winning two Grammy Awards, and being a member of the Grand Ole Opry

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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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Suzanne Somers
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Celebrity Birthdays for October 16 — Suzanne Somers and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Suzanne Somers
Age: 66
Occupation: Actress, Author, and Entrepreneur
Known For: Her role as Chrissy Snow on 'Three's Company,' her series of best-selling self-help books, her many different product lines, and her wacky presentations on the Home Shopping Network

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6th Annual "TV Land Awards" - Backstage And Audience
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Celebrity Birthdays for October 15 — Penny Marshall and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Penny Marshall
Age: 70
Occupation: Actress, Producer, and Director
Known For: Playing Laverne DeFazio in the sitcom 'Laverne and Shirley,' and directing the successful films 'Big,' 'Awakenings,' and 'A League of Their Own'

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