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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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This Day in History – October 6

On October 6 in 1866, the Reno gang carries out the first robbery of this kind in the U.S., making off with over $10,000 in Jackson County, Indiana.  - This Day in History

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This Day in History – October 3

At the end of a sensational trial, this suspect is acquitted of the brutal 1994 double murder of his estranged wife and her friend. In the epic 252-day trial, his "dream team" of lawyers employed creative and controversial methods to convince jurors that his guilt had not been proved "beyond a reasonable doubt," thus surmounting what the prosecution called a "mountain of evidence" implicating him as the murderer

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This Day in History – October 2

On October 2 in 1985, this person becomes the first major U.S. celebrity to die of complications from AIDS. His death raised public awareness of the epidemic, which until that time had been ignored by many in the mainstream as a "gay plague

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This Day in History – October 1

On October 1 in 1890, an act of Congress creates national site, home of such natural wonders as Half Dome and the giant sequoia trees. Environmental trailblazer John Muir (1838-1914) and his colleagues campaigned for the congressional action, which was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison and paved the way for generations of hikers, campers and nature lovers, along with countless "Don't Feed the Bears" signs

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This Day in History – September 30

On September 30, 1954 this vessel, the world's first nuclear submarine, is commissioned by the U.S. Navy.  - This Day in History

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This Day in History – September 29

On September 29, 1988Stacy Allison of Portland, Oregon, becomes the first American woman to reach the summit of this peak.  - This Day in History

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This Day in History – September 26

On this day in 1820 this great pioneering frontiersman dies quietly in his sleep at his son's home near present-day Defiance, Missouri. The indefatigable voyager was 86.  - This Day in History

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This Day in History – September 24

On this day in 1996, this blockbusting bestselling author releases two new novels at once. The first under his name, while the second, under a pseudonym.  - This Day in History

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This Day in History – September 23

On September 23, 1846 German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovers this planet at the Berlin Observatory.  - This Day in History

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