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Pope Celebrates Baptisms In The Sistine Chapel
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This Day in History for November 1 — Sistine Chapel Ceiling Opens, and More

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1512: The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo's finest works, is exhibited to the public for the first time (more info)

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Mount Rushmore
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This Day in History for October 31 — Mount Rushmore Completed, and More

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1864: Nevada is admitted as the 36th state in the U.S. (more info)

1926: Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured (more info)

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Mussolini
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This Day in History for October 30 — Mussolini Comes to Power, and More

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1534: The English parliament passes the Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church (more info)

1922: Benito Mussolini becomes prime minister of Italy (more info)

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Erie Canal stamp
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This Day in History for October 26 — Erie Canal Opens, and More

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1825: The Erie Canal opens, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River (more info)

1881: Wyatt Earp, his two brothers, and Doc Holliday are involved in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona (more info)

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kamikaze
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This Day in History for October 25 — Kamikaze Bombings Begin, and More

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1854: The Charge of the Light Brigade takes place at Balaklava during the Crimean War (more info)

1944: The Japanese deploy kamikaze suicide bombers against American warships for the first time (more info)

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Concorde
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This Day in History for October 24 — The Last Concorde Flight, and More

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1901; Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (more info)

1929: The "Black Thursday" stock market crash occurs on the New York Stock Exchange (more info)

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United Nations
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This Day in History for October 23 — First Meeting of United Nations General Assembly, and More

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42 B.C.: Marcus Junius Brutus, a leading conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar, commits suicide after his defeat at the second battle of Philippi (more info)

1850: The first National Women's Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts (more info)

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Vietnam
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This Day in History for October 22 — First American Casualties in Vietnam, and More

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1934: Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd is shot by FBI agents in a cornfield in East Liverpool, Ohio (more info)

1957: The United States suffers its first casualties in Vietnam (more info)

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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

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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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Crash of '87
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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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