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This Day in History for October 20 — Congress Investigates Hollywood, and More

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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 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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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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This Day in History for October 13 — White Cornerstone Laid and More

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1775 – The Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy, later renamed the United States Navy (More info)

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This Day in History for October 12 — First Oktoberfest and More

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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

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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 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

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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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