On this day: October 19

Published On: Oct 17 2012 02:05:27 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 19 2012 02:00:00 AM EDT

The first disco opens, the United States slaps an embargo on Cuba, Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested at an Atlanta sit-in, and Saddam Hussein goes on trial, all on this day.

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1960: The United States imposes an embargo on exports to Cuba covering all commodities except medical supplies and certain food products. It was enacted after Cuba nationalized the properties of United States citizens and corporations.

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