On this day: October 16

POSTED: 10:02 AM MDT Oct 15, 2012    UPDATED: 12:00 AM MDT Oct 16, 2015 

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 - Desmond Tutu
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1984: Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu, seen here in 2007, wins the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee cites his "role as a unifying leader figure in the campaign to resolve the problem of apartheid in South Africa."


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