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 - Chicago Subway
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Chicago Transit Authority

1943: Chicago's new State Street Subway system under Clybourn, Division, and State streets is officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The city's busy North-South elevated line was rerouted through it, relieving congestion on the loop. Today the system forms the central portion of what is now the Red Line between North/Clybourn and Roosevelt stations.


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