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This Day in History for October 12 — First Oktoberfest and More

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1492 – Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean (More info)

1810 – The first Oktoberfest occurs when Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (More info)

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This Day in History for October 10 – Spiro Agnew Resigns and More

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1845 – The US Naval Academy opens in Annapolis, Maryland, with 50 midshipmen students (More info)

1973 – US Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion (More info)

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This Day in History for October 9 – Che Guevara Executed and More

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1888 – The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public (More info)

1936 – Harnessing the power of the Colorado River, Hoover Dam begins sending electricity over transmission lines spanning 266 miles (More info)

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This Day in History for October 8 – Great Chicago Fire Begins and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1871 – The Great Chicago Fire begins and goes on to kill 250 people, leave 100,000 people homeless, and destroy thousands of buildings (More info)

1956 – The New York Yankees' Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in World Series history (More info)

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This Day in History for October 7 – California Elects Schwarzenegger and More

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1849 – Poet-writer Edgar Allan Poe dies at age 40 (More info)

1959 – USSR probe Luna 3 transmits the first ever photographs of the far side of the Moon (More info)

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This Day in History for October 6 – ‘The Jazz Singer’ Premieres and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1876 – The American Library Association is founded (More info)

1884 – The Naval War College of the United States Navy is founded in Newport, Rhode Island (More info)

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This Day in History for October 5 – PBS Founded and More

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1921 – The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time (More info)

1945 – A six-month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers' studios (More info)

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This Day in History for October 4 – Sputnik Launches and More

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1535 – The first complete English-language Bible, the Coverdale Bible, is printed (More info)

1582 – Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian Calendar (More info)

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This Day in History for October 3 – Germany Unites and More

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1863 – President Abraham Lincoln declares the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day (More info)

1951 – The "Shot Heard 'Round the World," one of the greatest moments in sports history, occurs (More info)

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This Day in History for October 2 – ‘Peanuts’ First Published and More

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1919 – President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed (More info)

1950 – Charles M. Schulz's iconic comic strip, 'Peanuts,' is first published (More info)

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This Day in History for October 1 – Disney World Opens and More

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1931 – The George Washington Bridge linking New Jersey and New York opens (More info)

1946 – Twelve Nazi leaders are sentenced to death at the Nuremberg Trials (More info)

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This Day in History for September 30 – James Dean Dies and More

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1918 – President Woodrow Wilson gives a speech before Congress in support of granting women the right to vote (More info)

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