Monthly Archives: October 2012

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On this day in 1941 – Mount Rushmore National Memorial was completed after 14 years. Advertisements

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On this day in 1879 – Thomas A. Edison invented the first working electric (incandescent) light, in his Menlo Park, New Jersey laboratory.

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On this day in 1977 – The supersonic Concorde jet landed in New York City for the first time.

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On this day in 1867 – The U.S. took formal possession of Alaska from Russia. It had cost $7.2 million.

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On this day in 1979 – Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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On this day in 1962 – The Cuban missile crisis began when President John F. Kennedy was informed that reconnaissance photographs had revealed the presence of missile bases in Cuba.

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On this day in 1951 – “I Love Lucy” premiered on TV.

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