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On this day: October 16

Published On: Oct 15 2012 12:02:35 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 16 2013 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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1758: Noah Webster, whose name became permanently associated with dictionaries, especially the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first published in 1828, is born in West Hartford, Conn.

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