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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Pathé Consortium Cinéma

1938: Singer-songwriter, musician, fashion model and actress Nico, known for her collaboration on The Velvet Underground's 1967 debut album, "The Velvet Underground & Nico," and her work as a solo artist from the late 1960s through the early 1980s, is born Christa Päffgen in Cologne, Germany. She also had roles in several films, including a cameo in Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" (pictured) and Andy Warhol's "Chelsea Girls." She died at age 49 on July 18, 1988, as a result of injuries suffered in a cycling accident while vacationing in Ibiza, Spain.


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