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

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

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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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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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 15 — ‘I Love Lucy’ Debuts and More

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

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 10 – Spiro Agnew Resigns and More

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

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 8 – Great Chicago Fire Begins and More

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

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 6 – ‘The Jazz Singer’ Premieres and More

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

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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