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This Day in History for October 29 – Great Depression Begins and More

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

1929 – The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of ’29 or “Black Tuesday,” ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression (More info)

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This Day in History for October 28 – Statue of Liberty Dedicated and More

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

1886 – In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty (More info)

1919 – The US Congress passes the Volstead Act over President Woodrow Wilson’s veto, paving the way for Prohibition to begin the following January (More info)

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This Day in History for October 27 – New York Subway Opens and More

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

1787 – The first of the Federalist Papers, which called for the ratification of the US Constitution, is published (More info)

1904 – The first underground New York City Subway line opens (More info)

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This Day in History for October 24 – Last Concorde Flights and More

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

1901 – Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (More info)

1929 – “Black Thursday” stock market crash occurs on the New York Stock Exchange (More info)

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This Day in History for October 23 – First UN General Assembly and More

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

42 BC – Marcus Junius Brutus, a leading conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar, commits suicide after his defeat at the second battle of Philippi (More info)

1850 – The first National Women’s Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts (More info)

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This Day in History for October 22 – First Vietnam War Casualties and More

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

1934 – Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd is shot by FBI agents in a cornfield in East Liverpool, Ohio (More info)

1957 – The United States suffers its first casualties in Vietnam (More info)

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This Day in History for October 21 – Guggenheim Museum Opens and More

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

1861 – Union troops suffer a devastating defeat in the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, the second major engagement of the Civil War (More info)

1921 – President Warren G. Harding delivers the first speech by a sitting President against lynching in the deep south (More info)

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UPDATE: Libyan Dictator Muammar Gadhafi Killed by Rebels in Sirte

Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, who’s been in hiding since August when a NATO-backed rebel force seized his headquarters in Tripoli, was killed on Thursday after rebels stormed his hometown of Sirte, where the last remnants of troops loyal to him were hiding. He was 69 years old.

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10 Jokes About the Rapture

So, the rapture is coming. Again. Yup, Harold Camping — the preacher whose prediction the world would end this past May 21 — now says the apocalypse is set for Friday, October 21.

So, make sure your checkbook is balanced, you’ve turned off all the lights and filled your dog’s bowl with water. But, if we’re going to leave this world, why not leave with a smile, right? Here are 10 jokes about the rapture. Think you’ve got good ones? We’d love to read them, so feel free to include yours below.

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Is Muammar Gadhafi Dead? [GRAPHIC PHOTO]

According to media outlets, Libyan officials are announcing the death of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi by wounds suffered when an eight-month-old revolution effort overran his hometown of Sirte.

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This Day in History for October 20 – McCarthyism Hits Hollywood and More

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

1944 – Two liquid gas tanks explode in Cleveland, Ohio, killing 130 people and leveling 30 city blocks (More info)

1944 – General Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines, 30 months after he declared “I shall return” (More info)

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This Day in History for October 19 – ‘Black Monday’ Occurs and More

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

1781 – British General Cornwallis surrenders to General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, bringing an end to the last major battle of the American Revolution (More info)

1789 – Chief Justice John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States (More info)

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