On this day: October 16

POSTED: 10:02 AM MDT Oct 15, 2012    UPDATED: 12:00 AM MDT 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 - ether
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1846: William T.G. Morton first demonstrates ether anesthesia at the operating theater of the Massachusetts General Hospital. The theater came to be known as the Ether Dome and has been preserved as a monument to this historic event.

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