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Oct 23, 2002

Hostage crisis in Moscow theater

Oct 24, 1901

First barrel ride down Niagara Falls

Oct 25, 1881

Pablo Picasso born

Oct 26, 1881

Shootout at the OK Corral

Oct 27, 1904

New York City subway opens

Oct 28, 1965

Gateway Arch completed

Oct 29, 1998

John Glenn returns to space

Also on This Day

Lead Story

Hostage crisis in Moscow theater, 2002

American Revolution

British fleet suffers defeat at Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania, 1777


U.S. Embassy in Beirut hit by massive car bomb, 1983

Civil War

Yankees and Rebels clash at the Battle of Westport, 1864

Cold War

Hungarian protest turns violent, 1956


An abortion-performing doctor is murdered, 1998


Gas leak kills 23 at plastics factory, 1989

General Interest

Brutus commits suicide, 42 B.C.

Rival governments in bleeding Kansas, 1855

Beirut barracks blown up, 1983


Johnny Carson is born, 1925


Michael Crichton is born, 1942


Chicago has its first #1 hit with “If You Leave Me Now”, 1976

Old West

American fur traders turn over Astoria, Oregon, to the British, 1813


President Benjamin Harrison extends borders of Nebraska, 1890


Carter homers to win World Series, 1993

Vietnam War

1st Cavalry Division launches Operation Silver Bayonet, 1965

U.S. negotiators ask for further talks in Paris, 1972

World War I

Unknown Soldier is selected , 1921

World War II

Soviets switch commanders in drive to halt Germans, 1941


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