On this day: October 16

Published On: Oct 15 2012 12:02:35 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 16 2013 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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1854: Writer and poet Oscar Wilde, who became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s, is born in Dublin, Ireland. Among his most popular works are "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and "The Importance of Being Earnest."

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