On this day: October 4

POSTED: 8:01 PM Oct 03 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Oct 04 2013

Work begins on Mount Rushmore, Sputnik is launched into space, the pope visits America for the first time, Janis Joplin is found dead of an overdose, all on this day.

OTD October 4 - Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
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1904: Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the French sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty, dies of tuberculosis in Paris at the age of 70.

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