On this day: October 16

Published On: Oct 15 2012 12:02:35 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 16 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

Marie Antoinette loses her head, the Cuban Missile Crisis begins, Baby Jessica is pulled from the well, and the Million Man March takes over Washington, D.C., all on this day.

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1955: Esther "Eppie" Lederer replaces the late Ruth Crowley as the writer of the "Ask Ann Landers" syndicated advice column. Lederer's first column opens with a letter from a "Non-Eligible Bachelor," who despaired of getting married. Her advice was "You're a big boy now... don't let spite ruin your life."

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