On this day: October 19

Published On: Oct 17 2012 02:05:27 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 19 2012 02:00:00 AM EDT

The first disco opens, the United States slaps an embargo on Cuba, Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested at an Atlanta sit-in, and Saddam Hussein goes on trial, all on this day.

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2008: Fashion critic Richard Blackwell, known just as Mr. Blackwell, dies of complications from an intestinal infection at the age of 86 in Los Angeles. Blackwell, who was born Richard Sylvan Selzer, was most famous as the creator of the "Ten Worst Dressed Women List," an annual awards presentation he unveiled in January of each year.

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