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  1. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    ON THIS DAY

    On Oct. 12, 1870, Gen. Robert E. Lee died in Lexington, Va., at 63.
  2. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    October 12, 1979 – The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the first of five books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy comedy science fiction series by Douglas Adams is published.
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  3. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    October 13, 1775 – The United States Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy (later renamed the United States Navy).
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Oct. 13, 1943, Italy declared war on Germany, its one-time Axis partner.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Oct. 14, 1964, the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
  6. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    October 14, 1926 – The children's book Winnie-the-Pooh, by A. A. Milne, is first published.
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    On Oct. 15, 1964, it was announced that Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev had been removed from office. He was succeeded as premier by Alexei N. Kosygin and as Communist Party secretary by Leonid I. Brezhnev.
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    October 15, 1951 – The first episode of I Love Lucy, an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley, airs on the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS).
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    I liked it when he beat the table with his shoe to shut someone up.
  10. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On Oct. 16, 1964, China detonated its first atomic bomb.
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    October 16, 2012 – The extrasolar planet Alpha Centauri Bb is discovered.
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  12. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On Oct. 17, 1931, the mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years in prison. He was released in 1939.
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    All thanks to Kevin Costner and Andy Garcia!
  14. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    October 17, 1994 – Russian journalist Dmitry Kholodov is assassinated while investigating corruption in the armed forces.
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    On Oct. 18, 1968, the United States Olympic Committee suspended two black athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, for giving a "black power" salute as a protest during a victory ceremony in Mexico City.
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    On Oct. 19, 1987, the stock market crashed as the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 508 points, or 22.6 percent in value - its second-biggest percentage drop.


    *Otherwise known as Black Monday.
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    October 19, 1956 – The Soviet Union and Japan sign a Joint Declaration, officially ending the state of war between the two countries that had existed since August 1945.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On Oct. 20, 1973, in the so-called Saturday Night Massacre, President Nixon abolished the office of special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox, accepted the resignation of Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and fired Deputy Attorney General William B. Ruckelshaus.
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    On Oct. 21, 1879, Thomas Edison invented a workable electric light at his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J.
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    On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy announced an air and naval blockade of Cuba, following the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.
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    Fortunately, Professor X and Magneto were there to save the day from Kevin Bacon.
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    I like that on my birthday space travel stuff happened.
  24. Jedi-Anakin-Solo Force Ghost

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    My birthday is Jan 25, it's a few days off from both the Apollo 1 fire and Challenger. :(
  25. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I was born on Guy Fawkes Day! Boo ya!