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This Day in History – October 24

On this day in 1969, this movie, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as a team of bank robbers in the Old West, opens in theaters around the United States. The film was a commercial and critical success, receiving seven Oscar nominations (including Best Picture and Best Director) and winning in the categories of Best Screenplay (William Goldman), Best Song (Burt Bacharach’s “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”), Best Score and Best Cinematography

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Hostages Held By Chechen Rebels Freed In Moscow

This Day in History – October 23

On October 23, 2002, about 50 rebels storm a theater in this city, taking up to 700 people hostage during a sold-out performance of a popular musical. Most of the rebels and 120 hostages were killed during an attempted rescue

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This Day in History – October 22

This legendary gangster is shot by FBI agents in a cornfield in East Liverpool, Ohio. The gangster, who had been a hotly pursued fugitive for four years, used his last breath to deny his involvement in the infamous Kansas City Massacre, in which four officers were shot to death at a train station

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This Day in History – October 21

On October 21 in 1959, on New York City's Fifth Avenue, thousands of people line up outside a bizarrely shaped white concrete building that resembled a giant upside-down cupcake. It was opening day at this new venue, home to one of the world's top collections of contemporary art

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This Day in History – October 20

On October 20 in 1977, during a flight from Greenville, South Carolina, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this band's tour plane crashed in a heavily wooded area of southeastern Mississippi during a failed emergency landing attempt, killing several band-members

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This Day in History – October 13

On October 13 in 1792, the cornerstone of this famous building is laid in the nation's new capital, Washington, D.C.   - This Day in History

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This Day in History – October 10

The hijacking of this cruise ship reaches a dramatic climax on October 10, 1985 when U.S. Navy F-14 fighters intercept an Egyptian airliner attempting to fly the Palestinian hijackers to freedom and force the jet to land at a NATO base in Sigonella, Sicily

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This Day in History – October 9

On October 9 in 1967, this revolutionary and guerilla leader is killed by the Bolivian army. The U.S.-military-backed Bolivian forces captured him on October 8 while battling his band of guerillas in Bolivia and assassinated him the following day

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This Day in History – October 8

On this day in 1871, flames spark in this city, igniting a two-day blaze that kills between 200 and 300 people, destroys 17,450 buildings, leaves 100,000 homeless and causes an estimated $200 million (in 1871 dollars; $3 billion in 2007 dollars) in damages

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This Day in History – October 7

On October 7 in 2003, this actor is elected governor of California, the most populous state in the nation with the world's fifth-largest economy. Despite his inexperience, he came out on top in the 11-week campaign to replace Gray Davis, who had earlier become the first United States governor to be recalled by the people since 1921

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