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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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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 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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This Day in History for October 7 – California Elects Schwarzenegger and More

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1849 – Poet-writer Edgar Allan Poe dies at age 40 (More info)

1959 – USSR probe Luna 3 transmits the first ever photographs of the far side of the Moon (More info)

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This Day in History for October 6 – ‘The Jazz Singer’ Premieres and More

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1876 – The American Library Association is founded (More info)

1884 – The Naval War College of the United States Navy is founded in Newport, Rhode Island (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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