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 - George Pullman
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1897: Inventor and industrialist George Pullman, known as the inventor of the Pullman sleeping car and for the violent suppression of striking workers in his company town near Chicago, dies of a heart attack at age 66 in Chicago.

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