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 - Pierre Salinger
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2004: Pierre Salinger, a White House press secretary to U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, dies of heart failure at age 79 in Le Thor, France. Following his time in the White House, he became known for his work as an ABC News correspondent, in particular for his stories on the American hostage crisis in Iran and the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. He also served in the U.S. Senate in 1964 as a vacancy appointment and was campaign manager for the Robert F. Kennedy presidential campaign. He was within 10 to 12 feet of Kennedy when he was assassinated while walking through the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles in June 1968.


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