On this day: October 10

Published On: Oct 09 2012 06:58:37 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 10 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

The Beach Boys release "Good Vibrations," a rebuilt London Bridge opens in the Arizona desert, a vice president resigns, and the entertainment world loses Yul Brynner, Orson Welles and Christopher Reeve, all on this day.

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1913: President Woodrow Wilson triggers the explosion of the Gamboa Dike, the last obstruction in the way of the Panama Canal. Wilson pushed a button in Washington, D.C., more than 4,000 miles away, to trigger the explosion.

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