On this day: October 16

Published On: Oct 15 2012 12:02:35 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 16 2014 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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1984: Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu, seen here in 2007, wins the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee cites his "role as a unifying leader figure in the campaign to resolve the problem of apartheid in South Africa."


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