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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1970: Actor Chris Kattan, who got his start on "Saturday Night Live" and has appeared in movies such as "A Night at the Roxbury," "House on Haunted Hill" and "Corky Romano," is born in Sherman Oaks, California.


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