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Today in History: October 19
Today in History: October 19
Among today's events in history, the stock market crashed as the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 508 points, or 22.6 percent in value, to close at 1,738.74 in 1987.
Today in History: October 18
Today in History: October 18
Among today's events in history, student demonstrations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison turned bloody, injuring 19 policeman and 47 students in 1967.
Today in History: October 17
Today in History: October 17
Among today's events in history, an earthquake measuring a surface-wave magnitude of 7.1 struck northern California, killing 63 people and causing $6 billion worth of damage in 1989.
Today in History: October 16
Today in History: October 16
Among today's events in history, a 58-1/2-hour drama in Texas ended happily as rescuers freed Jessica McClure, an 18-month-old girl trapped in an abandoned well in 1987.
Today in History: October 14
Today in History: October 14
Among today's events in history, a 58-hour drama began in Midland, Texas, as 18-month-old Jessica McClure slid 22 feet down an abandoned well in 1987.
Today in History: October 13
Today in History: October 13
Among today's events in history, the cornerstone of the executive mansion, later known as the White House, was laid during a ceremony in the District of Columbia in 1792.
Today in History: October 12
Today in History: October 12
Among today's events in history, singer John Denver, 53, was killed in the crash of his privately built aircraft in Monterey Bay, California in 1997.
Today in History: October 11
Today in History: October 11
Among today's events in history, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev opened two days of talks in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1986.
Today in History: October 10
Today in History: October 10
Among today's events in history, Nazi Germany completed its annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland in 1938.
Today in History: October 9
Today in History: October 9
Among today's events in history, Marxist revolutionary guerrilla leader Che Guevara, 39, was summarily executed by the Bolivian army a day after his capture in 1967.