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This Day in History – October 22

On October 22 in 1934 this famous criminal is shot by FBI agents in a cornfield in East Liverpool, Ohio. The criminal, 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 museum, home to one of the world's top collections of contemporary art

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This Day in History – October 18

On October 18 in 1867, the American flag flew for the first time in this state, marking the formal transfer of this massive northern territory from Russia to the United States.  - This Day in History

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This Day in History – October 17

On October 17 in 1931, this gangster is sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion and fined $80,000, signaling the downfall of one of the most notorious criminals of the 1920s and 1930s.  - This Day in History

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This Day in History – October 17

On October 17 in 1931, this gangster is sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion and fined $80,000, signaling the downfall of one of the most notorious criminals of the 1920s and 1930s.  - This Day in History

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This Day in History – October 16

On October 16 in 1859, this abolitionist leads a small group on a raid against a federal armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia), in an attempt to start an armed slave revolt and destroy the institution of slavery

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This Day in History – October 15

On October 15 in 1917, this woman, the archetype of the seductive female spy, is executed for espionage by a French firing squad at Vincennes outside of Paris.  - This Day in History

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This Day in History – October 14

On October 14 in 1947, this pilot flew his X-1 rocket plane over Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California exceeding 662 miles per hour and becoming the first to break the sound barrier.   - This Day in History

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This Day in History – October 11

On October 11 in 1809, this famous explorer dies under mysterious circumstances in the early hours of the morning after stopping for the night at Grinder's Tavern along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee. Three years earlier, he and his co-commander, William Clark, had completed their brilliant exploration of the newly acquired Louisiana Territory and the Pacific Northwest

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This Day in History – October 10

On October 10 in 1973, less than a year before Richard M. Nixon's resignation as president of the United States, this man becomes the first U.S. vice president to resign in disgrace.   - This Day in History

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