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On this day: October 16

POSTED: 12:02 PM Oct 15 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Oct 16 2013

Marie Antoinette loses her head, the Cuban Missile Crisis begins, Baby Jessica is pulled from the well, and the Million Man March takes over Washington, D.C., all on this day.

OTD October 16 - Noah Webster
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1758: Noah Webster, whose name became permanently associated with dictionaries, especially the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first published in 1828, is born in West Hartford, Conn.

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