David Bernstein was born.
1951 - I Love Lucy, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, had its television debut.
1991 - Clarence Thomas got a narrow (52–48) Senate confirmation of his nomination to the Supreme Court.
Laurice Keating was born.
Robby Schwach was born.
1793 - French queen Marie Antoinette was guillotined for treason.
1978 - John Paul II was elected pope.
Jessica Schulman was born.
1931 - Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion for which he was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
1989 - An earthquake measuring 7.1 in magnitude killed 67 and injured over 3,000 in San Francisco.
Blanche Brady was born.
Vanessa Matos was born.
1867 - The United States took possession of Alaska from Russia.
1968 - The U.S. Olympic Committee suspended two black athletes for giving a "black power" salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games.
Chris Dalton was born.
1960 - The United States imposes a partial embargo on goods exported to Cuba.
1987 - The stock market crashed on what came to be known as "Black Monday." Stocks dropped a record 508 points, or 22.6%, topping the drops on October 28 and 29 in 1929 that ushered in the Great Depression.
Richard Sergiovanni was born.
KathiAnn O’Sheil was born.
Mickey Mantle was born.
1944 - Gen. Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines, 30 months after he said "I shall return."
1968 - Jacqueline Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis.
Wil Pops Gilliard was born.
1879 - Thomas Edison invented a workable incandescent electric lamp.
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