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.

OTD October 19 - Trey Parker
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1969: Cartoonist and actor Trey Parker (right), best known for being the co-creator of "South Park" along with his creative partner and best friend Matt Stone (left), as well as the co-writer and co-director the 2011 multi-Tony Award winning musical "The Book of Mormon," is born in Denver, Colo.

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