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This Day in History for October 9 – Che Guevara Executed and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1888 – The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public (More info)

1936 – Harnessing the power of the Colorado River, Hoover Dam begins sending electricity over transmission lines spanning 266 miles (More info)

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Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project
Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project
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This Day in History for October 8 – Great Chicago Fire Begins and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1871 – The Great Chicago Fire begins and goes on to kill 250 people, leave 100,000 people homeless, and destroy thousands of buildings (More info)

1956 – The New York Yankees’ Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in World Series history (More info)

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Carlo Allegri, Getty Images
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This Day in History for October 7 – California Elects Schwarzenegger and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1849 – Poet-writer Edgar Allan Poe dies at age 40 (More info)

1959 – USSR probe Luna 3 transmits the first ever photographs of the far side of the Moon (More info)

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This Day in History for October 5 – PBS Founded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1921 – The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time (More info)

1945 – A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers’ studios (More info)

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This Day in History for October 4 – Sputnik Launches and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1535 – The first complete English-language Bible, the Coverdale Bible, is printed (More info)

1582 – Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian Calendar (More info)

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This Day in History for October 3 – Germany Unites and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – President Abraham Lincoln declares the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day (More info)

1951 – The “Shot Heard ‘Round the World,” one of the greatest moments in sports history, occurs (More info)

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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This Day in History for September 30 – James Dean Dies and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1918 – President Woodrow Wilson gives a speech before Congress in support of granting women the right to vote (More info)

1927 – Babe Ruth

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
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This Day in History for September 29 – Historic Dow Drop and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1913 – Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the engine that bears his name, disappears from a steamship while traveling from Belgium to England (More info)

1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro goes on sale (More info)

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This Day in History for September 28 – Penicillin Discovered and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

48 BC – Upon landing in Egypt, Roman general and politician Pompey the Great is murdered on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt (More info)

1920 – Eight Chicago White Sox players are indicted for fixing the 1919 World Series in the so-called Black Sox Scandal (More info)

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This Day in History for September 26 – First Televised Debate and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1580 – Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the globe (More info)

1789 – Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first United States Secretary of State (More info)

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This Day in History for September 25 – Central High Desegregated and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1775 – Continental Army Colonel Ethan Allen is captured by the British (More info)

1789 – The first Congress of the United States approves 12 amendments to the US Constitution, the first 10 of which become the Bill of Rights (More info)

1911 – Ground is broken for Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts (More info)

1957 – Under escort from t

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This Day in History for September 22 – Emancipation Proclamation Issued and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1789 – The office of United States Postmaster General is established (More info)

1862 – President Abraham Lincoln issues the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which proposes to free all slaves of rebel states as of January 1, 1863 (More info)

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