On this day: October 4

Published On: Oct 03 2012 08:01:41 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 04 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

Work begins on Mount Rushmore, Sputnik is launched into space, the pope visits America for the first time, Janis Joplin is found dead of an overdose, all on this day.

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Apple

2011: Apple Inc. announces the release of its much-anticipated iPhone 4S. The phone retained the exterior design of its predecessor, the iPhone 4, but added a voice recognition system known as Siri, a cloud storage service named iCloud and other improved hardware specifications and software updates.

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