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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1973: Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho, who negotiated a ceasefire in the Vietnam War, are named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. However, Tho declined to accept the award, since there was still no peace agreement. The ceasefire proved short-lived, with the war ending when North Vietnam overran Saigon in 1975 and annexed South Vietnam.


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