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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1932: Actor Robert Reed, best known as Mike Brady on the sitcom "The Brady Bunch," is born John Robert Rietz Jr. in Highland Park, Illinois. Also known for his TV roles in "The Defenders," "Rich Man, Poor Man" and "Roots," he died of colon cancer at age 59 on May 12, 1992.


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