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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Crash of '87
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This Day in History for October 19 — ‘Black Monday’ Stock Market Crash and More

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

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

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

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

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Was It 1967, 1968 or 1969? [VIDEOS]

WHAT YEAR WAS IT

These songs were on the radio:

  • 'Good Morning Starshine' (Oliver)
  • 'Everyday People' (Sly & The Family Stone)
  • 'Come Together' (The Beatles)

These events were shaping the world:

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Was It 1985, 1986 or 1987? [VIDEOS]

WHAT YEAR WAS IT?

These songs were on the radio:

  • 'St. Elmo’s Fire' (John Parr)
  • 'Saving All My Love For You' (Whitney Houston)
  • 'Part-Time Lover' (Stevie Wonder)

These events were shaping the world:

  • Three months after a new version of Coke is launched, the Coca-Cola Co. announces it was going to continue producing the original, 99-year-old formula soft drink.

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Was It 1972, 1973 or 1974

WHAT YEAR WAS IT

These songs were popular:

  • 'Loves Me Like A Rock' (Paul Simon)
  • 'Bad, Bad Leroy Brown' (Jim Croce)
  • 'Midnight Train To Georgia' (Gladys Knight & The Pips)

These events were current:

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