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Albert Einstein
Chung Sung-Jun, Getty Images

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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Marie Antoinette
Wikimedia Commons

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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WhiteHouseSouthFacade

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)

1792

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Oktoberfest
Johannes Simon, Getty Images

This Day in History for October 12 — First Oktoberfest and More

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

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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SpiroAgnew
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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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CheGuevara
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This Day in History for October 9 – Che Guevara Executed and More

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

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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chicago-fire
Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project

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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Schwarzenegger
Carlo Allegri, Getty Images

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

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

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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jazzsinger2
Warner Bros.

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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PBS
Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

This Day in History for October 5 – PBS Founded and More

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

1921 – The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time (More info)

1945 – A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios (More info)

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