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 - Sue Bird
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1980: Basketball player Sue Bird, one of nine women to win an Olympic Gold Medal, an NCAA Championship, and a WNBA Championship, is born in Syosset, New York. Bird won NCAA titles with the University of Connecticut in 2000 and 2002 and was chosen first overall in the 2002 WNBA Draft by the Seattle Storm. She won WNBA titles with the Storm in 2004 and 2010 and won Olympic gold medals as part of Team USA in 2004, 2008 and 2012.


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